Politics

Stop the Madness

A three-step plan to pull back from the ledge.

Change is Bad. At Least for the VRA

Liberals should not be seduced by the argument that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act should be expanded.

Automatic Stabilizers: There When Congress Isn't

When the economy is in trouble, let's be thankful we have mechanisms that kick in while legislators are squabbling.

How Much of a Market Is There on the Right for Real Reporting?

Erick Erickson of RedState wants to find out, but he'll probably be disappointed.

Dear White House, You'll Regret This

The e-mail exchange between Gene Sperling and Bob Woodward reveals the Obama administration's propensity to compromise before it's necessary.

Victory for the Violence Against Women Act

The House passes a new, expansive version of the law.

More Black Men in College than in Prison

A little known fact, it seems.

Netanyahu's Ticking Time Bomb

While Israel fails to form a government, the West Bank could explode.

Falling into Woodward's Den of Iniquity

Yes, what powerful people tell each other is important. But it's not the only thing that matters.

The U.S. Budget, By the Numbers

Have some questions about the sequester? Don't worry, we have the answers. To the chartmobile!

Italy's Vote Against Austerity

The Eurozone high command's insistence on cutting debt is being met with resistance in Italy.

A Third Intifada?

The death of a Palestinian prisoner may trigger widespread unrest in the West Bank.

Scalia's Weird VRA Spat

After today's oral arguments on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, it seems unlikely that the Supreme Court's conservative wing will want to uphold the landmark win for civil rights. 

Today in Magical Beliefs about Racism

Conservatives on the Supreme Court seem to believe racial discrimination has vanished.

The Titanic Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites

The tenfold disparity between black and white wealth is the largest its ever been.

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