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The DOJ's Freedom of Speech Breach

The seizure of AP's phone records is legal, but that doesn't make it an acceptable course of action for the Justice Department to take.

No More Playing With Money

A pillar of the D.C. economic establishment declares war on currency manipulation, Chinese and otherwise.

Do Drones Work?

Congress hasn't debated whether the civilian and psychological costs that come with targeted killings are worthwhile in the long run. It should. 

Teachers Left Behind

As budgets are cut and standards raised, new evidence that teachers are growing disenchanted with their profession

Of Cover-Ups and Crimes

Let's try to remember what a real cover-up looks like. Spoiler alert: it ain't editing talking points.

Scandal Makers

Republicans are boarding the impeachment train, and there may be no way to stop it.

Free to Work, Free to Marry

Why has the marriage-equality movement gotten so far when you can still be fired in 29 states for being gay?

Ringside Seat: Taxghazi

Note to world: This is not Watergate. It is not the Teapot Dome either.

Ringside Seat: Taxghazi

Note to world: This is not Watergate. It is not the Teapot Dome either.

There Still Aren't Any Racists in America

Racism without racists.

The IRS Controversy and the Tax-Exempt Charade

The IRS employees may have violated the letter of the law while trying to uphold its spirit. But organizations on all sides violate the spirit of the tax laws while sticking to their letter.

Labor's Plan B

Collective bargaining may just be a thing of the past, so what are unions hoping will take its place? 

Is Impeachment Only a Matter of Time?

Between Benghazi and the IRS controversy, conservatives are building their dubious case for impeachment.

The Transgender Candidate

Bindiya Rana doesn't expect to emerge victorious once all of the votes from Saturday's election in Pakistan are counted, but the fact that her name was on the ballot is something worth celebrating.

D.C. Circuit v. Worker Rights

The latest example of the federal court bending over backward to defend business interests is yet another reminder of why judicial appointments matter.

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