Politics

The Importance of Elizabeth Warren

The Massachusetts senator-elect has a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, which is a huge win for progressives.

We Can't All Be Royals

It's Kate Middleton's job to have a baby. For the rest of us, having a child makes it harder to do our jobs. 

Election Counterfactuals

Could a better campaign or different candidate have changed what happened in 2012?

Better-Looking, Spunkier Senator From Kentucky Now a Possibility

Could Ashley Judd beat Mitch McConnell?

Resistance (on Tax Rates) Is Futile

Republicans aren't so sure they can resist higher taxes much longer.

Pre-K on the Range

Rural, conservative, impoverished Oklahoma has built the nation’s brightest model for early education.

Republicans, Exposed

The GOP's budget plan is just what you'd expect: major cuts to social programs without revenue increases.

It's Time to Kill the Debt Ceiling

Let's use this opportunity to end the prospect of future economic hostage crises.

Getting Away with Wage Theft

The Supreme Court looks at a new case that could make or break class-action suits.

Conservative Pundits Fail Again

They continue to spin tall tales for their readers.

How to Talk about a Changing America

Persuading people who are unsettled and fearful

How Both Parties Borrow from Europe

Neither Democrats nor Republicans are free from European influence.

Sad Mitt Is Sad

Where is he now?

Party of Rich Guys Suffers from Image as Party of Rich Guys

Can the GOP ever overcome this problem?

The Measure of All Things

How markets beat out citizenship to define our public life

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