Politics

12 Years a Female Slave—Not Coming to a Theatre Near You

We can't fully understand American slavery and its legacy without mining the diversity of enslaved experience in scholarship as well as film.

The Democrats' Original Food-Stamp Sin

November 1 saw a rollback of food assistance for the neediest Americans. The left shares just as much blame for the cuts as Republicans. 

What Divides Democrats

It’s economics: Cory Booker’s Wall Street liberalism versus Bill de Blasio’s anti-corporate populism. These divisions will shape the 2016 presidential contest. 

What Have We Learned from the 2013 Elections?

The do's and don'ts of this year's races, featuring kittens, sodomy, and pot.

What This Election Means, Revealed at Last

Sometimes an election is just an election.

If You Give a Mouse a Vote

This year's elections were all a bit anti-climatic. Let's look at some of the craziest write-in candidates instead. 

In Shocking Development, Health Insurance Companies Still Suck

These are the last people we should take at their word, but that's just what reporters are doing.

Bill de Blasio's Elements of Style

The Democratic mayoral candidate has run an elegant and successful campaign. But tweaks in the general election have people wondering: How will he lead?

Bretton Woods Revisited

John Maynard Keynes’s monetary strategy was awkward and utopian. Don’t underestimate what it accomplished.

Two Days until Brief Explosion of Christie Mania

Reporters are eager for him to run for president, particularly given the cast of duds currently looking at 2016.

How Virginia Ended Up with a Stinker of a Governor's Race

Terry McAuliffe is poised to become the next leader of the Old Dominion. How did he pull it off?

How Virginia Ended Up with a Stinker of a Governor's Race

Terry McAuliffe is poised to become the next leader of the Old Dominion. How did he pull it off?

Double Down to Dullsville

The latest behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 presidential campaign is about to come out, and it looks like there just isn't that much to tell.

Long Live the Kludge

Sure, we could have a more efficient government if we got rid of those pesky checks and balances. But we’d have to give up the citizen efficacy that is our Constitution’s enduring special sauce.

How's about You and Him Fight?

Get ready for a whole lot of Hillary vs. Barack stories, based on almost nothing.

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