Politics

The Temptation of Renown

Juror B37 considers writing a dreadful book about the Zimmerman trial, then comes to her senses.

Bastille Day Blues in the Big Easy

A walk through New Orleans the day after the Zimmerman verdict. 

Three Things You’ve Got Wrong about the Filibuster

As the Senate continues battling about executive-branch nominations and nuclear options, here are a few filibuster myths that need deflating.

Ending Minority Rule

What the Democrats’ mini-war on the filibuster is really about. 

Our Coming Incest Debate

It was always a throw-away argument from those opposed to marriage equality. But is there something to it?

Is "Justice for Trayvon" Even Possible?

Thoughts on what the Zimmerman verdict means going forward.

The Slippery Slope to Polygamy and Incest

Opponents of same-sex marriage have long argued that allowing such unions will lead to marriages among more than two people and between adults who are related. They're right.

When Justice Is Blind and Deaf

The verdict in the Zimmerman trial is an affront to the moral logic that makes up half of justice. 

The Withered Writ

Habeas corpus, the age-old means for prisoners to challenge their detention, has never been more restricted than it is now.

Today's Robot News

Meet Atlas, who may one day pull you from the rubble after an earthquake. Or babysit your kids, one or the other.

It Doesn't Matter Who Replaces Janet Napolitano

Despite being the former governor of a border state, the outgoing secretary of Homeland Security was unable to convince Republicans she was "serious" about enforcement. So will her replacement.

It's Not All Bad News with the GOP and Latinos

But it's still mostly bad news.

The Food Stamp-Out

House Republicans’ newest tactic to dilute one of the most successful social welfare programs in the country’s history. 

In the South, the GOP Is A-OK with Being the White People Party

In state legislatures in the South, Republicans aren't concerned about reaching out to minorities—just the opposite, in fact!

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