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.

Opportunistic Federalism and a Liberal Resurgence

Conservatives have long used federalism to their advantage. Progressives should too. 

Dynamically Scorned

Steve Mnuchin’s “fake math” analysis admits that the tax cuts will not pay for themselves. Will it matter? 

How Doug Jones Won and the Takeaway for Democrats

What progressives need to do to retake Congress

How Doug Jones’s Alabama Surprise Could Change Everything

In the brutal contest for an open Senate seat, the question of identity politics should be settled once and for all.

Trump Lamented Loss of Oreo Jobs to Mexico. His Tax Bill Could Make More Jobs Go South.

Nabisco’s outsourcing wreaked havoc on its American workforce. The Republican tax plan could prompt even more manufacturers to move operations out of the United States. 

The French Right Goes Wrong

France’s Republican Party has chosen a new leader, Laurent Wauquiez, who did not hesitate to divide the party in order to conquer it. Now, having expelled his erstwhile comrades of the center-right, he has no alternative but to try to poach voters from the extremist Front National.

A Constitutional Crisis Is on the Way

Would Trump fire Robert Mueller? You bet he would.

The War on Federal Employees

For years, they’ve been attacked as lazy. Now they’re attacked as disloyal. What they really are is independent—and empiricists.

Feminist Men Commit Sexual Assault Too

The world isn’t divided into Roy Moore-like predators and angels.

Trent Franks, Al Franken, and The Handmaid’s Tale

What’s worse? A boss who thinks you should have his baby, or a guy who grabs you at a photo op?

Such a Bad Deal: Trump and Jerusalem

In his declaration on Jerusalem, Trump showed yet again that business is no training for diplomacy.

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