Politics

While You Weren’t Looking, Michigan Turned Into Texas

From abortion, to guns, to unions, the legislature used the lame duck session to shuffle the state to the right.

Newtown: A Midnight Letter

At what point do we take responsibility for our national character?

Refuge Beyond Reach

Australia's debate on asylum seekers shows how easy it is for politicians to appeal to fear of invading hordes.

A National Gun Policy: Here Is Where We Start.

Three ways we can make shootings like the one in Newton, Connecticut less likely to happen

A History of Violence

Our best pieces on guns and gun policy

Gun Control, No Longer the Dems' Electoral Kryptonite

Democrats don't need rural white guys to win anymore.

War At Home

Anything short of major gun control reform is not serious.

Ten Arguments Gun Advocates Make, and Why They're Wrong

A guide to the debate we'll be having, or at least we ought to have

Obama, Crying

Before you take issue with the president's tears, remember that Obama's empathy is always what made him seem most presidential.

Republicans (Probably) Don't Have to Reform on Immigration

There still isn't much reason for Republicans to support comprehensive immigration reform.

Rice Takes Herself Out

Mark Landler, we have a bridge to sell you.

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.

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