Politics

The Great Society's Next Frontier

Now that Obamacare—the largest expansion of the social-safety net in the last 60 years—is safe, what's next for the liberal economic project?

Nobody's Fault but Their Own

Establishment Republicans can't blame the Tea Party for their losses in the Senate.

The Moral Question of the Medicaid Expansion

Now that Obamacare is safe, Republican governors have to decide whether to allow their poor citizens to get insurance.

A Scandalous Lack of Privacy

What the Petraeus scandal tells us about our own privacy vulnerabilities in the digital age.

Israel's Airstrike Gamble

What—beyond temporarily reducing militants' long-range rocket capabilities—does the country hope to achieve by launching attacks in the Gaza Strip?

Putting Faith in the Conservative Creed

Believing in untruths is becoming an essential part of the conservative identity.

Defending the Right to Treat Your Employees Like Dirt

What CEOs who object to Obamacare are really saying

Dying for a Pro-Life Cause

Savita Halappanavar died because her fetus's heartbeat was given priority over her own, a situation that still happens too frequently around the world. 

When Majorities Don't Mean Control

For the second time since 1965, Democrats might have a majority in the New York Senate. But they're probably not going to control it.

What Benghazi Is about: Scandal Envy

Republicans are livid that Obama hasn't had his major scandal yet.

Goodbye to Barney Frank

Why does he consider his LGBT record his top accomplishment? How did being closeted all those years affect his personality?

The Judicial Bush Doctrine

President Obama needs to take a page from his predecessor's playbook on judges.

Don't Fear the Backlash

The ultimate lesson of same-sex-marriage litigation is that politics is about conflict and that while it's important to be mindful of backlash, it's also a mistake to let it discourage any potentially successful strategy.

Colorado Voters' Power of the Purse

Current and former lawmakers are taking the Taxpayer Bill of Rights to court for a second opinion.

Fiscal Cliff: The End Game

By taking a hard line against Republicans—and protecting Social Security and Medicare—Obama can win the budget standoff.

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