Politics

Hillary's Burden

Other female politicians might be able to run for president and be the victim of a limited amount of sexist vitriol, but not her.

Drinking the Deficit-Reduction Kool-Aid

Obama was re-elected on a platform of creating jobs. Why is this not the focus of the fiscal-cliff talks?

The Case for "Four More Years"

Term limits sound like a nice idea, but they have the net effect of shifting power from elected represenatatives to bureaucrats and lobbyists.

Joe Lieberman Does Not Deserve Your Sympathy

The Connecticut senator earned his isolation.

Susan Rice Withdraws

The U.N. ambassador is no longer in consideration to lead the State Department.

Things Change

So Democrats had better get things done while they have the chance.

Full Employment is the Best Deficit Reduction Plan

When people are working, the government has more revenue to play with.

The Federal Reserve Gets Down to Business

Ben Bernanke's adoption of the Evans Rule represents a major policy victory, and shows that he's finally ready to think big on fixing the American economy.

The Strange Republican Shift on Taxes

Why is the GOP retreating on tax rates, when you'd expect them to take just the opposite position?

The Italian Job

The prime minister’s announcement that he will leave Italy’s top spot early could throw Europe into chaos.

Whether Scalia Likes It or Not

However the Supreme Court rules on the same-sex-marriage cases it's agreed to hear this term, equality will ultimately prevail.

Jim Moran: How Not to Respond to Domestic Violence

The congressman's defense of his son and downplaying of the attack exemplify the ways we let domestic violence continue.

Will Defenders of DOMA and Prop. 8 Have a Leg to Stand On?

Will questions of standing prevent the Court from ruling on the two big same-sex marriage cases?

Why Republicans Won't Get Specific

They're constrained by an operationally liberal public.

The Courts: How Obama Dropped the Ball

The president’s slow pace and anemic support for judicial appointments has kept the courts in conservative hands. 

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