Politics

Robert Bork, Martyr of Incivility?

Despite the outcry Ted Kennedy's grilling of the former Supreme Court nominee sparked at the time, it almost certainly stopped Roe from being overturned.

Speaking Ill of the Dead

What do you say when someone you couldn't stand dies?

The Fundamentals Were Right!

Odds were always good that President Obama would win reelection.

The Social Security Conversation We Should Be Having

Let's stop talking about cuts.

Everyone Is a Taker

That's the conclusion of new research from Pew.

Concealed Carry and the Triumph of Fear

The vision of a society in which everyone is terrified of everyone else.

The Real Barrier to Better Gun-Control Policy

It's not the Second Amendment

Fixing Obama’s Second Term

The president was stymied in his efforts to enact progressive change the first go-around. Here's how he succeeeds this time.

Chairman Summers? Let’s Hope Not

Three reasons why appointing the former Harvard president as Fed chair would be a disaster

The Uses and Limits of Knowledge About Guns

Some details are important, but people who know a lot about guns have no more moral claim to a voice in this debate.

When Assad Dropped the Façade

It's hard to believe, but Bashar al-Assad once presented himself to the world as Syria's modernizer.

Putting the NRA on Defense

Finding solutions to our problem with guns in America doesn't start with the weapons themselves, but with the culture that worships them.

Social Security: Will Obama Cave?

The deal between the White House and the GOP includes changes to the cost-of-living formula that amount to needless cuts for seniors.

Guns Are Different

So why can't we treat them that way?

Still No Strong Links Between Video Games and Violence

Everything on the subject is hazy.

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