Politics

The Strange Republican Shift on Taxes

Why is the GOP retreating on tax rates, when you'd expect them to take just the opposite position?

The Italian Job

The prime minister’s announcement that he will leave Italy’s top spot early could throw Europe into chaos.

Whether Scalia Likes It or Not

However the Supreme Court rules on the same-sex-marriage cases it's agreed to hear this term, equality will ultimately prevail.

Jim Moran: How Not to Respond to Domestic Violence

The congressman's defense of his son and downplaying of the attack exemplify the ways we let domestic violence continue.

Will Defenders of DOMA and Prop. 8 Have a Leg to Stand On?

Will questions of standing prevent the Court from ruling on the two big same-sex marriage cases?

Why Republicans Won't Get Specific

They're constrained by an operationally liberal public.

The Courts: How Obama Dropped the Ball

The president’s slow pace and anemic support for judicial appointments has kept the courts in conservative hands. 

Stop Blaming Single Mothers

Taking male pundits—liberal and conservative—to task for pushing marriage before motherhood.

The GOP Isn't for "Small Government"

An important distinction

Magnificent Trespasser

An appreciation of political economist Albert Hirschman

The Republican Bait-and-Switch

Voters, apparently, can't handle the truth.

Election Officials Defend Their Partisan Status

While they complain about the politicking, plenty of state election officials believe it is more transparent to be affiliated with a party.

Mitch McConnell Doesn't Understand What the Debt Ceiling Is

Or is it that he knows perfectly well, but wants to mislead the public and the press?

Afghanistan Sketches

Illustrator Victor Juhasz spent three weeks in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Here, a sampling of his work.

Not Another Wall Street Puppet

The president should appoint a Treasury secretary who will go to bat for the middle class.

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