Politics

Forget the Fiscal Cliff—We've Got Other Problems

If we had a functional government, America would address these three problems posing far greater danger to us than the fiscal one.

Exit Jim DeMint. Enter ... Tim Scott?

The first-term South Carolina congressman might become the state's first black senator.

Jim DeMint's Smooth Move

He's going to lead the Heritage Foundation, which should work out quite well, for him at least.

Folks Like Me

Obama should retire his line about needing to pay more taxes, and start focusing more on the mega-rich.

Netanyahu: New Look, More Radical Taste

Come the January 22 Israeli elections, the current prime minister will almost certainly keep his title, but with a sharp turn to the far right. 

Speaker Harry Reid?

Will filibuster reform turn the Senate into the House?

Why Are Chemical Weapons Different?

Do they belong in the same category as nuclear and biological weapons?

An End to Debt Ceiling Shenanigans?

The administration wants to take the debt limit off of the table—for good.

Ryan and Rubio Blow Steam, Stay on Course

The two conservative stars offer a way for the GOP to offer old ideas in a new package.

It Isn't Easy Being Fox

Why they've sidelined Karl Rove: being all things to all conservatives can make for some tricky moments.

Babies, Nickled and Dimed

Instead of pressuring women to have more babies, we should be investing in the ones we already have.

Dial M for Meh

Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock fails to capture the artistry of the famed director.

I Was a Teenage Conservative

For a young Southern Californian coming of age in the early ’60s, the right with its emphasis on individual freedom was enormously appealing. What better way to rebel against liberal smugness? Then, the right betrayed itself.

Insiderism in Action

What that Fox News-Petraeus tape reveals

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