Politics

Can Republicans Buck the Tea Party?

While Congress has done its darndest to kill the Affordable Care Act, Republican governors in some swing states have taken a lead in pushing for Medicaid expansion.

The Strategy that Dare Not Speak Its Name

A new book from Ken Pollack unpacks the potential ways the United States could move forward with Iran, and why containment may be the least bad option we have.

Rick Perry Deserves a Second Chance, Thinks Rick Perry

Everyone who runs for president and fails thinks they could do it better the second time around.

The Day after Shutdown

Well, that happened. Here's the step-by-step guide to how Congress and the White House end this mess.

The Finger of Blame Points Only One Way

Republicans are going to try to convince Americans that a government shutdown would be Barack Obama's fault. No one will believe them.

Immigration Reform's Make-or-Break Moment?

Gauging the chances for a bill passing the House

Ted Cruz Is Not Well-Liked

And the knives are coming out for him.

The Last of the Late-Term Abortion Providers

A new documentary, After Tiller, follows the only four doctors in the country who will terminate a pregnancy in its last three months.

It's Not about the Video Games

After every mass shooting, we have to have the same stupid discussion.

Secular Corporations Cannot Exercise Religion, My Friend

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals takes issue with a company's cries against providing contraception to employees.

My Shutdown Lament

Is this nightmare ever going to end, so we can go back to a political world that's just silly and frustrating the way it used to be?

The Conservative Plan for Medicaid Expansion

The five most important takeaways from the experiments in Iowa and Arkansas

The Fed Stays the Course

Is the Board's surprise decision to continue purchasing bonds to drive down interest rates good or bad policy for regular Americans? It’s both.

The Obamacare Is Falling! The Obamacare Is Falling!

There are a lot of things being said about the Affordable Care Act. Here are the reasons you shouldn't believe any of it.

Rise of the “Nones”

America’s rapidly changing religious landscape

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