Politics

Why Lara Logan Won't Lose Her Job

She's a rising star, and CBS doesn't fear liberals the way it fears conservatives.

Fifty Shades of Purple

If the parties started competing for votes across the map, the real winner wouldn't be Democrats or Republicans; it would be small-d democracy. 

The 40-Year Slump

From 1954 thought 1974, American workers brought home most of the wealth that they produced. Since 1974, they've steadily lost power—and they're getting just a fraction of the wealth they produce today.

When Robots Take Over, What Happens to Us?

We interviewed James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, to see what happens when we're no longer the most intelligent inhabitants of Earth.

Why Isn't Everyone More Worried about Me?

Maybe the most ridiculous Obamacare "victim" story yet.

Between a Rock and a Polling Place

President Obama's numbers are pretty unimpressive. Building an excellent website or leading better are unlikely to fix them.

Who’s on First? Under Boehner, It’s Always the Senate.

Forget about the Hastert Rule. The House speaker has his own, which is going to make it difficult for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and a handful of other legislation to pass.

Obamacare Expansion in the Offing?

If Republicans are going to cry about people losing junk insurance, take the opportunity to expand the ACA.

Rob Ford's Tragedy, Our Shame

There's no question the Toronto mayor is unfit for office, but the way our culture treats addicts in the public eye is downright embarrassing.

Twitter Is Neither Our Salvation Nor Our Doom

Don't believe the hype, or the dire prophesies either.

"Religious Liberty": The Next Big Front in the Culture Wars

With historic anti-discrimination legislation advancing through Congress, religious conservatives look for wiggle room.

A Church Basement Revival without the God Part

Even if you can start a religion that prominently features Bon Jovi songs, should you?

George W. Bush Prepares to Offend Millions of Jews, Probably without Realizing It

Somebody needs to clue Dubya in about how Jews are going to feel about this.

Things Are Looking Up for the Left

There were lots of reasons for liberals to celebrate the 2013 elections.

Fruits of Republican Folly

Public support of the GOP has dipped sharply, but it falls to the Democrats to find a way to take advantage of the moment. 

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