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Substituting Identity for Motivation

How to understand things when you don't want to think too much.

Conservatives: Boston Means We Shouldn't Do Immigration Reform

Yep, it's gotten to that already.

Immigration Reform: This Time It's Different

The Gang of Eight’s bill could be the most extensive overhaul of the immigration system since 1986. Here are the details you need to know about the legislation.

Torture Report

A new report confirms what we already know: The U.S. engaged in torture in the wake of 9/11. Will those who perpetrated these abuses ever be brought to justice?

The Second Explosion

Americans don't like ambiguity, which is why some of us find comfort in the clarity of a second boom that marks an attack an act of terrorism.

The Brothers Tsarnaev, Suspects in the Marathon Bombing

One is reported dead, the other on the run from law enforcement.

Obamacare's Delicious Ironies

In their zeal to be punitive toward former undocumented immigrants, Republicans are making them the only people in America who are still free, as they define it anyway.

When Fear Threatens Freedom

History teaches us to be vigilant of our civil liberties in the wake of national traumas.

Marco Rubio's Life Is about to Get Complicated

Behold the "MarcoPhone," the latest Tea Party delusion. Only this time, it's Rubio on the receiving end.

The Senate Kills Background Checks, and Obama Gets Angry

Obama calls for new action in response to yesterday's failure.

Iron-Willed Town, Iron-Willed Lady

How Margaret Thatcher's death muted our critic's need to sift through the politics of Boston's tragedy.

The Fed’s Foreclosure-Relief Fail

One woman’s nightmarish odyssey through the system that was supposed to help get her back on her feet.

It Isn't Just Boston

An event like the bombing brings out the best in people, no matter where they're from.

Presidential "Leadership" Doesn't Work

Gun control as an example

The Filibuster Strikes Again!

Takes gun control with it.

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