Politics

The GOP's Crazy Core

Does the across-the-board denunciation of Representative Todd Akin's comments mean that other Tea Party platforms are ready for dismantling?

Five Things Government Does Better Than You Do

We know a lot less about how to manage money than we think.

Romney Escapes Punishment for Lying, Continues Lying

He sure doesn't look like he's going to stop.

Hooray for Hollywood?

Is it really a font of liberal propaganda?

Running Mate Runner-Ups

Does not making it to the White House spell the end of a vice-presidential candidate's career? Hardly. 

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.

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