Politics

Drone War Testimonials

A reporter sits down with one Pakistani family who traveled more than 7,000 miles to tell their story to Congress—only five representatives showed up to listen. 

Obama's Nuclear Step Forward

The deal with Iran marks a victory for a more progressive approach to foreign policy.

No, the Failure of Obamacare Would Not Lead to Single-Payer

If that's where you want to go, chances are better for getting there through the Affordable Care Act's success.

Who Knew Nerd Click Bait Was So Sexy?

Media outlets are racing to attract the wonkiest and the geekiest to crunch numbers for their publications. How did that happen?

In the Weeds

Can Colorado and Washington make legal marijuana work?

Governors Make the Best Presidential Candidates, Say Governors

And generally speaking, they're right.

The Immigration-Reform Movement Grows Weary

As this week's series of demonstrations on the National Mall shows, it's hard to rally citizens when Congress seems incapable of responding to their demands.

Insurance Companies Got You Down? Stupid Obamacare!

If your insurance company behaves like a rational capitalist actor, it's obviously Barack Obama's fault. 

America in Words and in the Crosshairs

This week's anniversaries of the Gettysburg Address and JFK's death are reminders of the true audacity of our democracy.

Razing Arizona Women's Health Care

The state attorney general wants to enact a law that would strip Medicaid funding for preventative health services from any clinic that provides abortions. 

Don't Believe the Republican Cries of Vengeance

They would have gotten rid of the filibuster at the first chance they got, regardless of what Democrats did today.

America, Where Even the Desperately Ill Say They're Healthy

New OECD data show how different we are from the rest of the world.

Things Aren't Looking Good for Reproductive Rights in Texas

The Supreme Court decided to let the state's restrictive abortion law to go in effect, using the same questionable logic that let the legislation stand in Texas.

The People's Court?

If you want to see where the problems of unaffordable housing and low wages and poor education play out every day, go to Detroit's 36th District Court. 

Apology Silliness, Foreign Policy Edition

Are we sorry? This is the question on which the fate of millions depends.

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