Politics

Can the Koch Brothers Be a Political Asset for Democrats?

The problem is that in all likelihood, very few Americans know who they are.

CPAC’s Second-Class Gays

Gay Republican group GOProud gets to attend this year's conference—but that's hardly a victory.

The Mythological "Cold-Blooded" Killer

Why do we always say murderers are "cold-blooded" even when they obviously aren't?

Dealing with Iran's Two Faces

The U.S. can keep talking to Iran about nukes even while pressuring them on terrorism.

The Disgraceful Rejection of Debo Adegbile

Republicans voted against his approval as part of a broader anti-civil rights agenda, but the 7 Democrats who joined them ought to be mortified by their own cowardice. 

Conservatives Have All the Best Talismans

If a Democrat wanted to hold something over her head to show liberals she's one of them, what would she use?

A Confederacy of Dunces

President Obama is truly blessed in the idiocy of his enemies.

Greyhound Therapy

In many of South Jersey's counties, homeless people seeking services are offered a one-way ticket to Trenton or Atlantic City.

The Last Rural Abortion Clinics in Texas Just Shut Down

Back-alley procedures are about to become a lot more common.

Time to Dump "Pro-Israel"

There's never anything to be gained by debating who's "pro-Israel" and who's "anti-Israel." 

Why Does the National Media Get Texas So Wrong?

There’s no binary opposition between “establishment” candidates and those affiliated with the Tea Party in the state—in other words, no convenient narrative. 

No Exit: The Digital Edition

In her new book, Dragnet Nation, Julia Angwin shows how badly disadvantaged ordinary people are in the struggle for privacy online.

Can Political Coverage Ever Get Better?

There are strong incentives for reporters that keep coverage as crappy as it is. Changing them isn't impossible, but it won't be easy.

Primary Day Means Baby Steps for Texas Democrats

Because their candidates have been losing for the better part of two decades, few with political capital are eager to run statewide.

 

Television Still Hugely Profitable, Also Dying

Digital video is catching up to TV, but brings in only a tiny fraction of the revenue.

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