Politics

The Real Roots of the Filibuster Crisis

Republicans aren't even bothering to claim they object to any particular nominees; this is about whether Barack Obama is legitimately the President of the United States.

Europe's Miserable Credit Score

Without access to credit, the European South is unlikely to bounce back anytime soon.

No, Ladies—Birth Control Pills Won’t Make You Go Blind

Despite the recent hype, pregnancy itself is more dangerous than any side effect that may accompany oral contraceptives.

White Hot Rage

Sociologist Michael Kimmel explores the history of the aggrieved American male, but fails to capture what drives our age's most prominent discontents: the men's rights movement. 

How Both Republican and Democratic States Are Helping Obama

Obama would probably be happy if as few people as possible took advantage of his "fix." Which may be just what happens, with the help of the states.

Liberals' Special Snowflake Syndrome

A new study suggests a reason why liberals have so much trouble acting together.

How Republicans Lost the Chance to Win Obamacare

Conservatives had the chance to test their favorite health-care ideas in state-run exchanges. They decided bullying Obama was a better use of their time than ideological consistency instead.

Poor, with Savings

New York is helping low-income families pay down debts and cover expenses. But don’t expect this program to go national.

Liz Cheney's Firm Ideological Consistency

Anybody can come around to supporting same-sex marriage upon discovering that a loved one is gay. But continuing to oppose it? That takes fortitude.

Obamacare Panic to Enter Even Stupider New Phase

No, Democrats are not abandoning it en masse, and no, it isn't going to be repealed.

The Gay Awakening

While Christian leadership has held fast against the changing tide of public opinion on same-sex marriage, congregations have moved on without them.

20-Week Abortion Bans: Coming to a City Near You?

On Tuesday, Albuquerque residents will vote on the first local ban on abortion after 20 weeks. 

 

Civil-Rights Law Dodges a Bullet in Mount Holly

Good news! A crucial civil-rights case will no longer involve the Roberts Court. 

Conservative Billionaires Selflessly Provide Economic Stimulus

They spent even more in the 2012 election than you probably thought, to no discernable effect.

Memo to Democratic Chicken Littles: The Sky Is Not Falling

Yes, this is a politically difficult moment for President Obama. But everyone needs to chill out.

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