Politics

"Double Down" Was Written for Morning Joe—Not Posterity

The campaign books of Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are not designed to be read. They are written as fodder for cable TV news. 

Moderating Influences

Without taking Iranian leaders who stand on their country's middle ground seriously, the West is doomed to stalemate on nuclear talks.

Judging Obama's ACA Fix

It's too bad we got to this point, but it seems designed to minimize the damage.

Obamacare's Critical Moment

The controversy over those who want to keep their junk insurance plans has given Republicans their best chance yet to sabotage the law. Democrats would be crazy to help them.

The Radicalism of Dallas, 1963

Extremism was in the city's air when John F. Kennedy was killed, fed by rhetoic not unlike that of today's Tea Party. The authors of Dallas 1963 on the city's social turmoil.

The Radicalism of Dallas, 1963

Extremism was in the city's air when John F. Kennedy was killed, fed by rhetoic not unlike that of today's Tea Party. The authors of Dallas 1963 on the city's social turmoil.

The Indefensible Filibuster of Nina Pillard

The evidence that the latest court nominee to be filibustered by the Senate is a radical? Well, she did work to advance women's constitutional rights. And had the support of one of the most conservative Supreme Court justices ever.

Changing Primary Care's Colors

There’s a cheap, easy solution to the shortage of doctors in the field—nurse practitioners. But two-thirds of the states are standing in the way.

Gillibrand Steps Up for Working Women

The proposed FAMILY Act includes many provisions that could revolutionize paid leave on the federal level ... if anyone in Congress would pass it.

Shocker: Health-Exchange Websites Can Be Done Right

An outside site tries to do what Healthcare.gov can't, but at least one state has gotten it right. 

The Supply-Side Economics of Abortion

Hundreds of restrictions couldn’t reduce women’s demand for the procedure—so now anti-choice laws are cutting them off at the source.

Darrell Issa, the Obama Administration's Best Friend

Just imagine if the Republicans had someone running the oversight committee who wasn't a bumbling fool.

Will Amazon Swallow the Postal Service?

They're exploring Sunday delivery, but only for packages sent by the online shopping behemoth. If they're going to be fair, they have to open it up to other retailers.

Why Lara Logan Won't Lose Her Job

She's a rising star, and CBS doesn't fear liberals the way it fears conservatives.

Fifty Shades of Purple

If the parties started competing for votes across the map, the real winner wouldn't be Democrats or Republicans; it would be small-d democracy. 

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