I'll Be Gay for Christmas

On (not) going home for the holidays

A 2014 Primer: How to Talk Politely about 2016

Here are 11 sensible things to say about the far away race

What Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Can Teach Us about Empathy

Being a thinking person requires you to ask whether your youthful perspective on things reflected reality.

Meet the GOP's New Black Friend

In the coming year, future congresswoman Mia Love will be everywhere in conservative media.

It's Not Washington, It's You

Even Washington reporters make their own choices. Plus, I agree with Chris Cillizza!

Say Thanks to a Republican Idea Day

If Democrats say they agree with one of the opposite party's health-care ideas, Republicans will probably decide it's a satanic plot. But so what?

The Fed Transformed

Ben Bernanke rescued the economy. Now Janet Yellen needs to remake the financial system.  

The "Infiltrators"—Israel's Unwanted Asylum Seekers

As Sudanese and Eritreans marched on Jerusalem earlier this week, it became harder for the government to ignore its refugee issue.

NYT Mag Offers Inexplicable 2006 John McCain Cover Profile in 2013

Did we need 6,600 words about the utterly irrelevant John McCain? Somebody thought we did.

New Documentary Threatens to Make You Like Mitt Romney

He was, after all, just a human being.

The Year in Preview: Labor's Outlook

2014 doesn't look like it's going to be all bad for unions, but it won't be all good, either.

White Like Me

Why the debate about Santa's whiteness actually matters for politics.

Among the Common Folk, a Breakfasting Boehner

The House Speaker wants you to know that he eats at a diner, just like the regular guy he is.

The Year in Preview: Obama's Last Stand

What the president should push for during his final 37 months in office—it's not what the conventional wisdom would have you believe. 

Four Takeaways from Yesterday's NSA Ruling

The U.S. District Court decided that the NSA's collection of phone metadata is likely unconstitutional. What does that mean?