Politics

Virginia Is for Lovers of Politics as Usual

The gubernatorial election continues to amble toward the finish line after last night's debate, propelled by the yawns induced by its candidates' impeccable and unimaginative consistency.

Angela Merkel's Boring Brilliance

Forget Hillary Clinton, the recently re-elected German chancellor is the most powerful female politician of her generation.

Why "Duck Dynasty" Became the Latest Conservative Cultural Touchstone

Right-wing political figures fall all over themselves to sing the praises of the wacky Robertson clan, the reality TV stars of the moment.

Five Reasons Food Stamps Work Just Fine

It seems that food stamps are always in danger of facing the chopping block. Here are the numbers on the program’s effectiveness.

Politico Published More than 30 Articles about Ted Cruz Today

Sure, Ted Cruz is all people are talking about today. But where will it leave him tomorrow?

Senator Talks for Hours, While in Real World, Things Proceed According to Plan

On one side, a futile gesture of resistance; on the other, evidence that things will probably work out fine.

Obama’s Foreign-Policy Realism

Will peacemaking with radical Islamist regimes be a net gain for international stability?

The Conversation: What’s the Best Way to Die?

A doctor and a journalist wrestle with our health-care system’s troubled relationship with death.

Historical Analogies, From Wrong to Awful

There's more to it than just refraining from Nazi comparisons (though that isn't a bad place to start).

Arcane Senate Rules Will Save the Country (Maybe)

A path to avoid a government shutdown and allow Republicans to save face emerges.

Life Takes Visa—Except If You Want to Buy Pot

Momentum for marijuana legalization is growing, but dispensary owners still can’t take credit cards or open a bank account.

Me, Myself, and Netanyahu

The Israeli leader's positions on Syria and Iran are riddled with contradictions.

The Real Origin of "Clinton Fatigue"

There are plenty of reasons you could oppose a Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy. But if you've got "Clinton fatigue," your problem may be an emotional one with its roots in the 2008 Obama campaign.

The Arbitrary Nature of Media Attention

Should we be paying so much attention to the likes of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul?

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