Politics

Fix the Economy, Not the Deficit

As the sequester looms, what's most clear is that both parties have given in to the idea that our chief problem is deficits.

Happy Birthday, Dear Income Tax

Five lessons for progressives from our first century of income taxes. 

Happy Birthday, Dear Income Tax

Five lessons for progressives from our first century of income taxes. 

Bringing Up Beltway at the Oscars

Hollywood and D.C. aren't so different after all. 

Why Black Voters Are Critical for the GOP

Republicans would have an easier time winning national elections if they weren't losing black voters 20-to-1.

The Weak Political Case for GOP Reform

Eight years out of power is normal for a political party.

Why Old Men Love Being Naked in the Locker Room

Why is it they love to stand around naked in front of each other, while younger men just put on their clothes like normal people?

Beltway Pundits Mysteriously Forget Barack Obama's Deficit Hawkery

It's as if the last four years didn't happen.

Saving Private Gamer

Why are violent video games popular? Let us list the reasons. 

Oscar-Worthy Outrage

Conservatives pretend to care about rape on campus. It's not convincing.

South Korea's Northern Stories

No one understands North Korea’s current nuclear moves better than those who live in the country next door, and who lived through the darkest moments of the 20th century.

Extremist Republicans Don't Want to be Attacked for Extremism

Perhaps they should try not-extremism?

The Sequester Blame Game

Who is responsible for the policy?

Americans Really Want the GOP to Knock It Off

Fatigue with GOP intransigence explains the low approval it gets from most Americans.

Financial Reform's Triple "F" Rating

In current practice, banks pay agencies to assess their financial products favorably. Why hasn't this system of kickbacks been eliminated?

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