Politics

Banking Regulation: Closed for Business

Satisfied with the meager reforms of the Dodd-Frank financial-reform bill, the Treasury is standing in the way of further efforts to rein in mega-banks.

Ringside Seat: Crossfrankly

Jon Stewart's favorite show is returning to CNN. Run away while you still can.

Ringside Seat: Crossfrankly

Jon Stewart's favorite show is returning to CNN. Run away while you still can.

Should You Still Despise George W. Bush?

Over the years, emotions have cooled. But his legacy remains.

Immigration Reform Won't Be a "Bonanza" for Democrats

Debunking a ridiculous "analysis"

The Gun Lobby's Raw Power

There's far more to policy success than the president.

Explosion in a Wild West

There are some things we can't protect ourselves from, but an unregulated plant with flammable chemicals isn't one of them.

As Wal-Mart Swallows China's Economy, Workers Fight Back

Strikes continue to erupt in Asia.

Fayyad's Choice

The Palestinian prime minister and Western donors face the same dilemma: They're maintaining the occupation.

Beware Of "Ties"

When someone says the Tsarnaevs had "ties" to radical Islamists or al-Qaeda, ask them to get specific.

An Antidote to Citizens United?

A new Demos report analyzes Connecticut's public financing of its elections system.

Pete Williams Is a Good Journalist, But He's Not a Hero

Just because so many of his colleagues did such a poor job doesn't mean our praise for the NBC reporter should get out of control.

Obama Is a Supporting Character

On domestic policy, "Why couldn't the president pass [blank]?" is the wrong question to ask.

Boston Changed Nothing

We're no more or less safe than we were before, and the people who had contempt for the Constitution before still do.

Read Him His Rights

The capture of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev presents an opportunity to show that fighting terrorism doesn't require abandoning the Constitution.

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