Politics

Want to Predict the Future of Surveillance? Ask Poor Communities.

Marginalized groups are often governments' test subjects. Here are a few lessons we can learn from their experiences.   

Honor Lincoln and MLK by Getting Yourself an AR-15

An Oregon county GOP shows the world just how experts do their trolling.

When "Not Exactly Corrupt" Isn't Good Enough

Chris Christie finds out what happens when you become a national figure, and the stench of scandal begins wafting to everyone's nose.

Rebuffing the Zones?

The Supreme Court's conservative justices could be poised to roll back protections against harassment outside abortion clinics.

The Damage He Did

Ariel Sharon's long death watch makes it possible to see what he left behind.

Roger Ailes and the Politics of Resentment

What Fox News has wrought.

Choosing the Right Filter for Presidential Image Making

Larry Speakes and the invention of truthiness.

Shooting in the Dark

For nearly 20 years, the federal government has been frightened to study gun violence. President Obama has vowed to change this, but can he?

The "Internet of Things," Still a Long Way Off

You might want to think twice before buying that web-enabled fridge.

Economic Outlook Remains Depressing

The December job numbers were bad, but the real problem is the long-term picture.

The Answers to Two Big Questions about the Christie Bridge Scandal

1. How can people be that dumb? 2. Why is this such a big media story?

Pope Francis's "Cardinal" Rules

Thinking about Otto Preminger's film 50 years later in the context of Pope Francis.

The GOP's Poverty Problem

When you're fighting against extending unemployment benefits and increasing the minimum wage, how do you convince voters you aren't the party of the rich?

Israel's Ultimate Rightist Smiles at Kerry. Be Suspicious

Has Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman really changed his mind about peace and Palestinians? Not likely.

A Scandal We Can Sink Our Teeth Into

The best thing about Chris Christie's George Washington Bridge scandal is that it was all for spite.

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