Politics

LGBT Groups Need to Play Offense

Gay marriage often ends up on the ballot after a push by conservative groups, meaning the outcome often ends in their favor.

Every Time He Thinks He's Out, They Pull Him Back In

Mitt Romney can't escape the culture war.

Today in False Equivalence

Actually, filibusters have been abused most by the Republican Party.

How Gay Marriage Might Hurt Romney

Obama has placed the former Massachusetts governor in a bind.

“Inspired” But Not Read

Romney misses the chance to explain that “I disagree with your view of the Commerce Clause” and “Traitor!” can’t mean the same thing.

Connecting With the People

Obama is doing it, Romney isn't.

Is Mitt Romney a Bully?

In the end, what he did as a teenager is interesting ... but not all that important.

Bring On Less Democracy

The current presidential nomination system isn't working. Is it time to try to replicate the "Era of Good Feeling" magic?

An Evolution Too Little, Too Late?

Obama still has a chance to lead on LGBT rights—if he takes it.

Obama Comes Out for Marriage Equality

The president has finally stopped his evolution.

I Am Gobsmacked

I did not think President Obama would state his support for same-sex marriage.

Lies Politicians Tell Children

Can we expect a little more wisdom for the young folks?

Too Big to Imagine

Steve Coll's Private Empire tells you every last thing about ExxonMobil—except what to do about it.

Meet Tom Barrett

Four things to know about the Democrat facing off against Wisconsin's Scott Walker

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