Ringside Seat: Yeah, Functioning Government!

However, one confirmation doesn't make an ideal legislative body on its own.

Sorting Through the Scandals

Unfortunately for Republicans, the real scandal probably doesn't touch the White House, while the bogus non-scandal involves the highest levels of the administration.

Is the IRS "Scandal" Even a Scandal?

The IRS made a political blunder, but not a bureaucratic one.

The DOJ's Freedom of Speech Breach

The seizure of AP's phone records is legal, but that doesn't make it an acceptable course of action for the Justice Department to take.

No More Playing With Money

A pillar of the D.C. economic establishment declares war on currency manipulation, Chinese and otherwise.

Do Drones Work?

Congress hasn't debated whether the civilian and psychological costs that come with targeted killings are worthwhile in the long run. It should. 

Teachers Left Behind

As budgets are cut and standards raised, new evidence that teachers are growing disenchanted with their profession

Of Cover-Ups and Crimes

Let's try to remember what a real cover-up looks like. Spoiler alert: it ain't editing talking points.

Scandal Makers

Republicans are boarding the impeachment train, and there may be no way to stop it.

Free to Work, Free to Marry

Why has the marriage-equality movement gotten so far when you can still be fired in 29 states for being gay?

Ringside Seat: Taxghazi

Note to world: This is not Watergate. It is not the Teapot Dome either.

Ringside Seat: Taxghazi

Note to world: This is not Watergate. It is not the Teapot Dome either.

There Still Aren't Any Racists in America

Racism without racists.

The IRS Controversy and the Tax-Exempt Charade

The IRS employees may have violated the letter of the law while trying to uphold its spirit. But organizations on all sides violate the spirit of the tax laws while sticking to their letter.

Labor's Plan B

Collective bargaining may just be a thing of the past, so what are unions hoping will take its place?