Politics

Mr. Smith Is Vaporized in the Fire of a Thousand Suns

Whatever happens this summer, we should realize that the next time Republicans control the White House and the Senate, the filibuster will be gone.

Confirm Cordray Already!

It’s time to pull the curtain on a show that’s putting even bank lobbyists to sleep

How the "Obama Recovery" Makes Scandals Irrelevant

As far as presidential popularity goes, jobs will always outweigh controversy.

Naming Names in the Dodd Frank Mess

It’s not just faceless Wall Street lobbyists who are doing the damage; a guy named Mark Wetjen has some explaining to do.

If at First You Don't Succeed, Bomb, Bomb Again

Those who have been proved most wrong in the Middle East remain immune to the caution with which others now approach events in the region.

Dimon Forever

JP Morgan Chase shareholders vote on the best way to oversee America’s biggest bank.

Patty Murray in 19 Takes

How the senator from Washington quietly became one of Capitol Hill's most influential players

Patty Murray in 19 Takes

How the senator from Washington quietly became one of Capitol Hill's most influential players

Hillary '16 Campaign Off to Excellent Start

Don't let anyone argue that if she were the Democrats' nominee, Republicans would be really mean.

IRS "Scandal" Turning Out to be Less Dastardly than Conservatives Think

More details show that this is incompetence, not malice.

Face It: You're Crazy (But So Is Everyone Else)

Critics fear the newest edition of psychiatry's diagnostic manual will turn us into a nation of overmedicated zombies. But the truth is mental illness is far more common than we realize.

Conservatives Shift Gears on IRS

Since people can't really relate to having your 501(c)(4) application delayed, they're trying something new: claiming that conservatives are getting audited by the IRS. Who cares whether it's true?

Virginia GOP Says YOLO, Nominates Most Conservative Ticket Ever

Virginia Republicans have placed Ken Cuccinelli at the top of the ticket, with a running mate who might be even further to the right.

A Devil of a Problem for Labor in the City of Angels

Los Angeles has the nation’s smartest, most successful union movement. So why is it coming out of tomorrow’s mayoral election so banged up?

The Military's Suicide Scandal

It’s time for the top brass to stop feigning surprise and start addressing the mounting mental-health epidemic. 

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