Politics

House of Representatives Now a Scene from "Life Of Brian"

It's even more ridiculous than you might have thought.

On Immigration, Gay Community Should Take One for the Team

Why LGBT-rights supporters may have to sit this one out if reform is to succeed.

FDA's Plan B on Plan B Is Still Not Good Enough

The Obama administration modified its Plan B policy yet again, making over-the-counter emergency contraceptives available for all women over age 15. But the age limit—even if lower—remains completely irrational.

The Frankenstein Foreign-Policy Crisis

It’s hard to remember a problem as large as Syria, for which there are so few prospects and those that we have are so barely tolerable.

Who's the Next John Kerry?

Markey and Gomez advance to the next round in the Massachusetts senate special election.

Why the Fight over Obamacare May Never End

Even if implementation goes well, Republicans will never stop attacking it.

Whither Bob McDonnell?

A year of alienation and ethics violations.

Are Gay Guys Checking You Out in the Locker Room?

NBA player Jason Collins’s decision to come out has homophobes in a panic. Here’s why straight dudes need to chill out.

Is It Too Late for the GOP to Save Itself with Latinos?

The choice they now face is between bad and worse.

The Sequester v. The Sixth Amendment

The Supreme Court and Congress team up to eviscerate the rights of the accused.

Make ‘Em Plead?

The House's “Gang of Eight” immigration compromise may require 11 million court dates.

A Sheikh's Life

What Tariq al-Fadhli's story says about the mixed-up world of Yemeni politics

A Sheikh's Life

What Tariq al-Fadhli's story says about the mixed-up world of Yemeni politics

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