Politics

How Long Do You Want to Live?

Turns out that for most people, the answer is, not any longer than they expect to.

Could Jeff Bezos Save the Newspaper Business?

The Washington Post, one of America's great newspapers, was on a downward spiral. Jeff Bezos stands as good a chance of saving it as anyone.

Sex Workers vs. Spitzer

The former "Love Guv" is back in the public eye and calling himself a feminist, but the anti-prostitution measures he signed into law make life more dangerous for women in the sex trade. 

L.A. Story

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy: a new model for American liberalism?

Burgers from the Future

The first lab-grown meat has arrived. It's got a way to go.

Threat of Terrorism Still Making People Stupid

Is it too much to ask for partisans to just say that something, anything, isn't evidence that their opponents are terrible people?

Will the Department of Justice Find Zimmerman Guilty?

Critics of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case have applauded the federal government's civil-rights probe. But it's unlikely to lead anywhere.

Exporting America's Campaigner-in-Chief

Jim Messina crosses the pond. Is he crossing Obama, too?

Majority Power Play

What took Senate Democrats so long to make progress on confirming executive-branch nominees?

Part-Time America

About those jobs the economy is creating—are any of them full-time?

The Long Road to a Decent Economy

Jobs numbers released today show how far we are from having a healthy middle class. 

The Misguided Silliness of "Libertarian Populism"

Cultural populism is one thing for the GOP to try. But economic populism? Give me a break.

Charles Krauthammer Is Making Sense! Almost.

He gives congressional Republicans some good advice, but doesn't quite seem to get why they won't take it.

There's No Nate Silver in Middle Eastern Politics

Good luck predicting how the new set of Israel-Palestine peace talks will unfold.

Have We No Shame?

From Weiner to Filner to Zimmerman and beyond, public embarrassment for wrongs done seems to no longer exist.

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