Politics

When Bad Intentions Meet Bad Data

Can we dismiss a study once we know its author's biases?

Today in Hostage Taking

Republicans still planning a repeat of the 2011 debt-ceiling debacle.

Does Terry McAuliffe Stand a Chance?

A new poll shows a much tighter race in Virginia.

The Return of Mark Sanford

No longer walking the Applachian Trail.

Chris Christie and GOP Primary Voters, Not So Perfect Together

How would the Republican base really respond to his tough-guy style?

LLM: Lawyers Losing Money

To critics, the degree is little more than a scam making extra cash from attorneys desperate to burnish their credentials in a brutal legal job market.

Underfunded and Under Five

A new report shows that pre-K education is suffering in a time of budget shortfalls and partisan politicking.

The House Takes Mass Incarceration to Task

Will the Over-Criminalization Task Force be able to put a dent in our soaring rates of incarceration, or will it fall into the same rancor that defines every D.C. debate?

The Future of White People

The next "flavor" of white ethnicity

Did the Obama Campaign Matter?

Obama's vaunted turnout operation was less decisive than we think.

What We Talk about When We Talk about Immigration

Arguments about the financial costs and benefits of immigration reform aren't going to persuade anyone. 

Why We Still Need GLAAD

The swift advance of gay rights raises an existential question for the movement: Are we done once the most privileged among us get what we want?

Cruz Control

To liberals, the junior senator from Texas may seem like he’s talking crazy, but Ted Cruz is getting what he wants. 

Sex, Economics, and Austerity

The real meaning of Niall Ferguson’s John Maynard Keynes-was-gay jibe—and why Keynes is so threatening to conservative economists and moralists alike.

Schneiderman Strikes Back

New York’s attorney general sues two mega-banks for violating their “robo-signing” settlement

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