Politics

Republicans Land a Solid Blow on the Obama Persona

For the first time in a long time, Obama's favorability has taken a hit.

Regular Order, Meet Schadenfreude

Republicans in the Senate have taken a few hasty steps back from calls for normal procedure now that Democrats have assembled a budget.

Michele, Our Belle

Saying farewell to the representative culture critics and comedians loved and progressives watched in horror

The Millennial Squeeze

It's not Social Security deficits that are destroying the life chances of the young but a prolonged slump confounded by bad policies. 

Three Reasons Why State Polarization Is a Big Deal

A new study shows that state legislatures are becoming increasingly divided. That matters a lot more than you might think. 

Michele Bachmann's Powerful Legacy

Bachmann will soon be gone, but her style of politics will live on in the Republican Party.

Shorting the D.C. Circuit

Even if his three simultaneous judicial nominees are blocked, it's a win-win situation for the president that just might mean the beginning of the end for the filibuster. 

 

Children of the Great Collapse

The stimulus was great for poor kids while it lasted. Now even bare-bones aid is at risk.

But Austerity Works So Well!

Israel's response to an economic crisis shows the continuing power of a bad idea.

Republicans Looking Sheepish On Obama Court Nominees

They're hoping they can obstruct quietly, without drawing too much attention.

The Wealthy Kids Are All Right

In a tough economy with dwindling social supports, children of privilege have a bigger head start than ever.

King Obama the Magical

The president may not be a heroic monarch, but the image works to his advantage.

Atheists in Tornadoes and Foxholes

Looking at how assumptions of faith and attitudes toward atheism are changing in 2013

Ringside Seat: Arrested Governance

Demonizing the IRS is a huge mistake that will only make it harder for the agency to do its job.

Ringside Seat: Arrested Governance

Demonizing the IRS is a huge mistake that will only make it harder for the agency to do its job.

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