Politics

All the Pretty Little Districts

Why you need to stop whining about gerrymandering

Back to the Future in Egypt

Or, how democracy promoters learned to stop worrying and love authoritarianism

Back Soon

Don't fret.

Jesus Voted against Your Sins

A Christian commission wants ministers to be able to endorse candidates and keep their tax-exempt status.

Foreclosure Fiasco

A look at the new shady dealers in Wall Street greed

When I'm Old and Gay

Retirement can be sweet for well-off LGBT elders, but it is fraught with perils for most.

Challenging the Myths of the Libertarian Right

A new initiative to sharpen the opposition to their ideas.

Against a "Post-Racial" Voting Rights Act

Some have argued that the best way to protect minority voters is to pass broad election reforms. Here's why they're wrong.

Who Cares What the Framers Thought about the Filibuster?

Even if the founding fathers thought the filibuster was great, we have no reason to defer to their wisdom any more than we're obligated to protect slavery or deny women the vote.

Why the Republican Obamacare Strategy Fell Apart

It was never really a strategy at all.

The High Probability of Being Poor

The number of Americans that struggle with joblessness and poverty throughout their lifetime is still exceedingly high.

Ted Cruz, 100 Percent American

If he has to punch Wayne Gretzky in the face to prove it, he'll do it.

Ed Davis's Minority Report

The Boston police commissioner is being floated as a potential nominee for head of Homeland Security, but there's trouble at home, with allegations of rampant racial discrimination in his force.

Washington's Weed Whackers

D.C. medical marijuana dispensaries are finally open for business, but the nightmare of federal regulations and prohibitions still loom.

The Ex-Con Factor

Felony-disenfranchisement laws suppress black turnout enough to swing elections, and the future of reform is murky.

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