Politics

Poor, with Savings

New York is helping low-income families pay down debts and cover expenses. But don’t expect this program to go national.

Liz Cheney's Firm Ideological Consistency

Anybody can come around to supporting same-sex marriage upon discovering that a loved one is gay. But continuing to oppose it? That takes fortitude.

Obamacare Panic to Enter Even Stupider New Phase

No, Democrats are not abandoning it en masse, and no, it isn't going to be repealed.

The Gay Awakening

While Christian leadership has held fast against the changing tide of public opinion on same-sex marriage, congregations have moved on without them.

20-Week Abortion Bans: Coming to a City Near You?

On Tuesday, Albuquerque residents will vote on the first local ban on abortion after 20 weeks. 

 

Civil-Rights Law Dodges a Bullet in Mount Holly

Good news! A crucial civil-rights case will no longer involve the Roberts Court. 

Conservative Billionaires Selflessly Provide Economic Stimulus

They spent even more in the 2012 election than you probably thought, to no discernable effect.

Memo to Democratic Chicken Littles: The Sky Is Not Falling

Yes, this is a politically difficult moment for President Obama. But everyone needs to chill out.

"Double Down" Was Written for Morning Joe—Not Posterity

The campaign books of Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are not designed to be read. They are written as fodder for cable TV news. 

Moderating Influences

Without taking Iranian leaders who stand on their country's middle ground seriously, the West is doomed to stalemate on nuclear talks.

Judging Obama's ACA Fix

It's too bad we got to this point, but it seems designed to minimize the damage.

Obamacare's Critical Moment

The controversy over those who want to keep their junk insurance plans has given Republicans their best chance yet to sabotage the law. Democrats would be crazy to help them.

The Radicalism of Dallas, 1963

Extremism was in the city's air when John F. Kennedy was killed, fed by rhetoic not unlike that of today's Tea Party. The authors of Dallas 1963 on the city's social turmoil.

The Radicalism of Dallas, 1963

Extremism was in the city's air when John F. Kennedy was killed, fed by rhetoic not unlike that of today's Tea Party. The authors of Dallas 1963 on the city's social turmoil.

The Indefensible Filibuster of Nina Pillard

The evidence that the latest court nominee to be filibustered by the Senate is a radical? Well, she did work to advance women's constitutional rights. And had the support of one of the most conservative Supreme Court justices ever.

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