Politics

Meet Trey Gowdy, GOP Benghazi Attack Dog

Watch his YouTube videos and you'll understand why John Boehner picked him to lead the Benghazi select committee.

What a Real Propaganda Campaign Looks Like

As the Republicans' scandal calliope winds up, this is as good a time as any to remind ourselves of what happened just a little over a decade ago, even as memories fade.

The Bitter Truth about the Settlements

How can talks succeed when, throughout the negotiations, Israel is building on the very land that would comprise a Palestinian state?

The Difference Between Liberal Justices and Conservative Justices

Both kinds of justices take into account whether they're sympathetic to the plaintiff, not just what the Constitution demands. But a new study shows "in-group bias" much more in evidence among the conservatives.

Why Social Security Beats All Rivals -- And the Case for Expanding It

More retirees are relying exclusively on Social Security than ever before. The program itself is sound—but it needs to be expanded. 

Why Deep Red States Are Rethinking the Death Penalty

There are few things that embody big government more than capital punishment—and a small but growing conservative movement wants it repealed. 

Why Donald Trump Matters

He may say ridiculous things and have no policy ideas to speak of, but don't plan on him stopping anytime soon.

Valuing Medicaid

Why we need it, how we should improve it.

Cultures of Impunity

Whether it's corporate crime, police homicide, or sexual assault, the issue is the same: Does the law apply to everyone?

Why Netroots Nation Was Exactly the Right Place for a #BlackLivesMatter Protest

When you’re not being heard by your own side, it’s time to make noise.

What We Talk About When We Shout About Iran

The real argument isn't about the fine print. It's about Obama, Netanyahu, and the value of diplomacy.

The Latest Indication of Obama's Lack of Commitment to Financial Reform

The new Fed nomination signals the administration's belief that Dodd-Frank solved everything.

Why Liberals Have to Be Radicals

The reforms needed to restore the country's shared prosperity are to the left of all the candidates, including Sanders.

The GOP Finally Finds the Courage to Attack Donald Trump

With his comments about John McCain's war record, the Donald seems to have crossed a line. 

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