Politics

The Lone Star State Left Out To Dry

Texas—a GOP stronghold—will feel the pain of the sequester more than most states, jeopardizing an already slow recovery.

Why "Leadership" Won't Fix Washington's Problems

The "lead harder" chorus doesn't understand that Congress is autonomous. 

Conceived in Delusion, Sold in Deception

How do we make sure the Iraq War's many mistakes are never made again?

The Once and Future Gov

Two years into his second go-round as governor, Jerry Brown has—to the surprise of many—turned California around.

Euro Crisis Redux

Think sequestration is bad? Things could be turning disastrous in Europe.

Jeb Bush Flip-Flops on Immigration Reform

The former Florida governor no longer sees the need for a path to citizenship.

Republicans for Election Reform?

This year, policies to expand voting may pass not only in blue states like New York but also on Republican-controlled turf.

Virginia, Say Hello to the Sequester

With its reliance on government jobs and contracts, the state will bear the brunt of $85 billion in federal spending cuts.

Sequestration Nation and Remembering Robert Kennedy

What has become of America's social-justice ideals?

The Maximum Impact of the Minimum Wage

Sure, raising the earned income tax credit and pushing for universal pre-k is good and essential, but it's going to take a long political fight to win them. What to do about the people who need more money now?

The Sequester: A Mental-Health Crisis

Among the vulnerable populations Friday's automatic cuts affect, the mentally ill will be among the hardest hit.

Gun Control’s Long Game

New York may appear to be divided over its new gun laws, but the short-term battles are mere flesh wounds in a long war to change the culture around violence.

Fear and the New Deal

FDR ascended to the White House 80 years ago. How has his legacy—and the legacy of his landmark legislation—shifted in the years since?

These Aren't the Budget Cuts You're Looking For

The horror of mixed sci-fi metaphors.

Yet Another Thing Guns Can't Solve

Firearms aren't the solution to violence against women. Good luck trying to tell the GOP that.

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