Politics

How Much Reform Are We Seeing from GOP Governors?

So far, not much has changed about the GOP's approach to policy.

Did Jodie Foster Just Come Out?

Who knows? Who cares?

Bobby Jindal's New Tax Plan Would Be a Huge Blow to Louisiana's Poorest Residents

Jindal wants Louisiana to lead the nation in upwards redistribution.

Lift the Limit on Gun Safety Research

That the limit even exists is, you know, ridiculous.

All the President's Resolve

This is the resolute Obama we’ve been waiting for. But to what end?

Republicans Are Creating Their Worst Nightmare

In the short-term, at least, defaulting on our debt is way worse than accumulating it.

White Districts and White Sensibilities

The problem the GOP has in what its candidates never have to learn until it's too late.

Don't Count on a Sane GOP

What's Obama’s strategy when the debt ceiling has to be raised, if Republicans haven't relented?

The Public Supports Gun Control, But Gun Rights Proponents Are Way More Active

The basic asymmetry of the gun control landscape

Bring Me Your Angry, Your Paranoid, Your Masses Huddled In Their Bunkers...

Glenn Beck announces plans to build an entire city, where the crazy can be contained in one place.

Is the South Really So Different?

It's changing along with the country.

Obama to Republicans: You Have No Choice but to Raise the Debt Ceiling

The president uses the final press conference of his first term to issue an ultimatum.

Is Suze Orman's Advice Dangerous?

A conversation with Helaine Olen on her new book about personal-finance gurus

House Republicans Are Seriously Serious

Which is why we could be heading for both a default and a government shutdown

Faster and Faster: The Same-Sex Marriage Momentum

By the end of the year, marriage equality may be the law in five more states.

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