Politics

The State of the Economic Debate

Voters give Obama the opportunity to make his case.

Europe’s Tragic Farce

The continent's leaders are repeating their mistakes with Spain.

The Democrats' Demographic Dreams

Liberals are counting on population trends to doom 
Republicans to a long-term minority. They shouldn’t.

How Should Voter Purges Work?

Florida's latest effort to cleanse its rolls has led to accusations of racism and a suit from the U.S. Department of Justice. But is there a fair way for states to clean up their lists?

Facts? We Don't Need No Stinking Facts.

The New York Times rewards Mitt Romney's deceptions.

Will You Marry Me?

How same-sex marriage will be won in the states

Ending the Practical Argument About the Death Penalty

We're left to argue only the moral question.

The 16 Percent

They're the ones who matter.

Pressing On the Upward Way

A profile of life in one of the country's poorest counties

The Meaninglessness of "Scoring Political Points"

It can mean everything or nothing.

The GOP's Next Internal Debate

Could Jeb Bush be the leader of the party in 2016?

Wisconsin Recall: A Conservative Case for Election Day Registration

For years now, Republicans have pushed for more barriers to voting, with the implication that voting access will benefit Democrats. So how did the Republicans win Wisconsin's high-turnout recall?

The Press Is Unfair to Everybody

Or at least that's what everybody thinks.

Are You a Carrie or a Lily?

How the Obama campaign is selling women short

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