Politics

’Coming Out’ Doesn’t Begin to Describe It: Message from a Trans Survivor

For trans people, revealing their history calls the truth of their gender into question.

The Abortion Restriction That’s Too Extreme for Most Pro-Lifers

There’s a growing rift within the anti-choice movement over bans on abortion at six weeks.

Three Cheers for Taxes

Instead of grumbling on tax day, count your blessings.

The Missing Generation of Obama-Inspired Politicians

The New York Times tells us that young Obama volunteers aren't engaging politically because they don't seem to be running for office. Is it true?

Where the Wild Things Are

Do we really want Google to photo-map the wilderness? 

Poof! Israelis and Palestinians Head for the Brink

What happens when the negotiations really stop?

Don't Let the Bush Administration Off the Hook For Torture

New information about the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report shouldn't absolve the White House of responsibility for ordering the torture program.

Poof! There it Is

In Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, there’s no winning for John Kerry as he tries to address the troubled process. 

Get Ready for the Datapalooza of Election Performance!

For the first time, we can compare states’ election performance from one election to the next.

How John Paul Stevens Would Amend the Constitution

The former Supreme Court justice has some suggestions for a better democracy in his new book.

Stephen Colbert Isn't the Only One With a Fictional Character

If you hear a conservative complaining about Colbert replacing Letterman, he's probably just pretending.

Yes, Being a Woman Makes You Poorer

Why the failure of the Paycheck Fairness Act this week can't be ignored. 

The Most Expensive Health Care In the World

The revelations about individual doctors charging Medicare millions of dollars show why American health care is so expensive, and point to one easy policy change we could make to reign things in.

Why Reading Globally Matters

The case for breaking our parochial American reading habits.

Why Clinton's Gender Problem Will Not Be Like Obama's Race Problem

Sexism in public rhetoric is still tolerated in a way racism isn't, and that could have a profound impact on 2016.

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