In the Weeds

Can Colorado and Washington make legal marijuana work?

Governors Make the Best Presidential Candidates, Say Governors

And generally speaking, they're right.

The Immigration-Reform Movement Grows Weary

As this week's series of demonstrations on the National Mall shows, it's hard to rally citizens when Congress seems incapable of responding to their demands.

Insurance Companies Got You Down? Stupid Obamacare!

If your insurance company behaves like a rational capitalist actor, it's obviously Barack Obama's fault. 

America in Words and in the Crosshairs

This week's anniversaries of the Gettysburg Address and JFK's death are reminders of the true audacity of our democracy.

Razing Arizona Women's Health Care

The state attorney general wants to enact a law that would strip Medicaid funding for preventative health services from any clinic that provides abortions. 

Don't Believe the Republican Cries of Vengeance

They would have gotten rid of the filibuster at the first chance they got, regardless of what Democrats did today.

America, Where Even the Desperately Ill Say They're Healthy

New OECD data show how different we are from the rest of the world.

Things Aren't Looking Good for Reproductive Rights in Texas

The Supreme Court decided to let the state's restrictive abortion law to go in effect, using the same questionable logic that let the legislation stand in Texas.

The People's Court?

If you want to see where the problems of unaffordable housing and low wages and poor education play out every day, go to Detroit's 36th District Court. 

Apology Silliness, Foreign Policy Edition

Are we sorry? This is the question on which the fate of millions depends.

The Real Roots of the Filibuster Crisis

Republicans aren't even bothering to claim they object to any particular nominees; this is about whether Barack Obama is legitimately the President of the United States.

Europe's Miserable Credit Score

Without access to credit, the European South is unlikely to bounce back anytime soon.

No, Ladies—Birth Control Pills Won’t Make You Go Blind

Despite the recent hype, pregnancy itself is more dangerous than any side effect that may accompany oral contraceptives.

White Hot Rage

Sociologist Michael Kimmel explores the history of the aggrieved American male, but fails to capture what drives our age's most prominent discontents: the men's rights movement.