Politics

Resignation: What Kind of V.A. Secretary Was Eric Shinseki?

Since nobody paid attention to it until there was a scandal, reporters didn't have the knowledge to tell us whether Eric Shinseki was doing a good or bad job.

Who's Hacking Your Phone?

What scares you more: the idea that the NSA could take control of your phone, or the idea that a foreign intelligence service could? 

Where Terrorists and Assassins Don't Hide

The Supreme Court decides a case on the Secret Service pushing anti-Bush protesters away from the president.

The Seductive Allure of "Ideas"

Some Republicans want a new "Contract With America." It won't make a difference one way or the other.

How Conservatives Will React to Obama's New Climate Regulations

You'll hear Republicans call these regulations "lawless" over and over. Here's why that's bunk.

American War Dead, By the Numbers

Putting our past and present conflicts in context.

Daily Meme: The Immigration Merry-Go-Round

 

Round and round she goes...

Government Treating Peaceful Left Activists Like Terrorists--Again

Our recent history is full of right-wing terrorism, but it's the harmless liberals who put law enforcement on high alert.

A Few Things to Keep In Mind About the V.A.

Sure, there's going to be some demagoguery of the issue. So here are a few critical facts to remember.

In Yesterday's Primaries, It Was Money That Mattered

"The establishment strikes back" doesn't quite tell the whole story.

The Republican Candidate's Marijuana Dilemma

Marco Rubio is the latest to evade the question of whether he ever smoked pot.

Gray Matter: 'Bush's Brain' Short-Circuits

Isn't it about time we stopped considering Karl Rove a political genius?

Rebels Without a Cause

In a Republican primary, everybody has to pretend they just want to fight the power, even more so than being a good Republican partisan.

Sorry, Right-Wing Media, Unionization Is Good for Liberal Publications

Conservative outlets are saying organizing workers "destroys diversity," but that's simply not true. 

Who Do You Hate?

Some politicians merely annoy us, while others we truly despise. What produces the difference?

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