Politics

When Politics Isn't Polite

The Family Research Council is calling for the gay-rights movement to tone it down. Here's why they shouldn't.

Akin Unmasks the Pro-Life Movement

Akin's comment stems from basic assumptions anti-choicers make about women.

Romney's Race-Based Initiative

The GOP presidential candidate's latest line of attacks against the president plays on stereotypes about the social-safety net.

Are Racists Only in One Political Party?

Racial stereotypes are not solely within the purview of the Grand Old Party.

Why Affirmative Action Still Matters

The Supreme Court justices may disagree with the affirmative action policies challenged in Fisher v. UT Austin, but there is no doubt that they are constitutional and have been effective in making Texas' university system more racially and socioeconomically diverse.

Takes One to Know One

Details are for losers.

Breaking Bad TV Expectations

Skyler White and other anti-hero wives have been doused in haterade lately instead of getting the sympathy they deserve.

Does America Get the Campaigns It Deserves?

The fault lies not in our candidates, but in ourselves.

Kubrick's Vietnam, 25 Years Later

Full Metal Jacket—as well as the rest of the director's canon—still fails to impress, even after a quarter-century intermission.

Creating Hurdles, Pennsylvania Drops Efforts to Boost Voting

The state announces it will drop plans for online voter registration and online applications for absentee ballots because it's too busy implementing a new voter-ID law.

Can Journalists Stand Up to a Candidate's Lies?

Maybe, but probably not.

In Iowa, a Big To-Do over "I Do"

Can progressives stop conservatives from bringing down judges who ruled in favor of same-sex marriage?

The Worst-Ever Attempt at Swiftboating

Attacking a sitting president as weak is not the best idea, especially when he ordered the attack that killed Osama bin Laden.

Medicare Myths, Debunked

Both the Obama and Romney campaigns say the other is trying to destroy Medicare. They can't both be right.

The Trouble With a Campaign About "Issues"

It can be just as negative, if not more, than a campaign about personalities.

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