Politics

Turkey Takes Off

The EU's perennial reject has seen impressive growth—but there are warning signs for the future.

The Beltway's Destructive Obsession with the Deficit

To many in official Washington, hypothetical debt crises are more important than mass immiseration.

New Study Finds Voter-ID Laws Burdensome

More evidence that "voter fraud" isn't a good reason for stringent ID requirements.

Mitt's Troubles Never End

Nobody puts Sarah Palin in a corner.

The Boy Scouts Get It Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

Despite the hopes of reformers, the organization chooses to continue excluding gays.

Good Ads and Bad Ads

Romney tries and fails to counter the best ad the Obama campaign has produced.

Why "Knowing How the Economy Works" Is Not Enough

The presidency is not a technocratic position.

Woody, Harry, and Irving

The other famous American songwriters who had a role in pushing Guthrie to write his most well-known anthem

Obama's Lackluster Storytime

Obama thinks his yarn-spinning skills have been subpar, which means he places far too much faith in the bully pulpit.

Faster, Higher, Stronger, More Refreshing, and Dandruff-Free

Why wasn't there any outrage about the corporate logo on the U.S. Olympic uniforms?

Romney's Swing-State Dilemma

Romney wants swing-state governors to stop bragging about their job growth. But how much do they actually have to brag about?

Will Bain Actually Matter for November?

The political world is obsessed with Romney's evasions over his tenure at the private-equity firm, but do voters care?

Ted Cruz's Texas Tea

What happened to establishment favorite David Dewhurst's supposedly easy path to victory?

Why Is Everyone Focused on Bain Capital?

Because it's Mitt Romney's stated qualification for the presidency.

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