Politics

Will the Contraception Mandate Survive Judicial Review?

Yesterday's court order blocking the Obama administration's ruling on health-care plans is by no means the end of the road.

Explaining the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Could it really be cut by Congress?

Schools in the Crosshairs

Starry-eyed education reformers have found yet another panacea for saving public education: parent-trigger laws.

The Wages of Mediscare

Why conservative voters oppose cuts to the program

Fast Food Shouldn't Mean Low Wages

First Walmart, now McDonald's. Workers strike for dignity. 

A Strategic Plan for Liberals

What’s the road map for a progressive future?

Jon Huntsman Critiques the Republican Party

It's their media, stupid.

The Ovaltine Summit in the Oval Office

How today's meeting between the former presidential-election rivals could potentially play out. 

Grover's World

Why Norquist has been so effective

Snatching Defeat out of the Jaws of Victory

When it comes to the fiscal cliff, the president is in a superb tactical position. Why is he making concessions before he has to?

This Goes Out to All the Ladies

Now that he's been re-elected, Obama should reverse last year's disastrous decision on Plan B.

Who's the Boss?

A Supreme Court case about who counts as a "supervisor" could have dramatic implications for sexual-harassment claims.

The Rewards and Pitfalls of Ideological Dissent

How does it feel to get suddenly praised by people you had always disdained?

Forget the Pompoms

With the development of acro and stunt programs, cheerleaders seek official recognition as athletes.

Powell's Diagnosis—And Ours

Why is the American political system so weakly responsive to the policy preferences of the majority of Americans?

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