Politics

Jobs and Growth, Not Deficit Reduction

Our deficit, relative to the economy, is half what is was in 2009. 

Pasting the Web

A recent flare-up over Twitter's URL shortener demonstrates one of the little ways we're letting the Internet get away from us. 

Checks and Balances on the Western Front

The president's domain in the realm of foreign policy has ballooned for decades, but especially since the War on Terror started. Will Congress reassert its authority?

The Rising Tide of Anti-Black Racism

Racial resentment is increasing, and it plays a major role in how Obama—and the Democratic Party—is perceived.

Today's Delicious Right-Wing Infighting

It shows that things are more complex than a conflict between the establishment and the Tea Party.

The Moderate's GOP Survival Guide

Republicans want to take their party back from "The Crazy." Here's how they should do it. 

Darrell Issa's Tight Spot

He may be your standard right-wing conservative, but he's also representing a California district that is 26 percent Hispanic.

Guns—Not the Mentally Ill—Kill People

In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, shootings, we've had an overdue national conversation about mental illness. But will the solutions be more dangerous than the problem?

Why Fox Dumped Dick Morris

Being the most consistently wrong pundit in America was only part of the problem.

The NRA Is Ruining Its Reputation

Extremist rhetoric doesn't help.

Debt Reduction Is Hurting the Economy

Washington's obsession with cutting the deficit has resulted in slow growth.

No More Saturday Mail? Blame Yourself.

The Postal Service has a lot of problems, none bigger than our expectations of what it should provide.

A Shiny New GOP?

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor plots out a new direction for the GOP, leaving the details for later.

The Real Debate over Citizenship

Immigration reform is only part of a larger conversation about what it should mean to be American.

An Addictive, Imperfect House of Cards

You might very well think that Netflix's new show is wonderful. We couldn't possibly comment.

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