Politics

The Graceful Ghetto of Women’s Sports

We've become accustomed to seeing female athletes compete in events like gymnastics and swimming, but we're far less comfortable when they play "men's sports."

The Masked Morality of the Batman Trilogy

The Dark Knight Rises is not an easy parable for the political left or right.

It's Not about the Gaffes

Mitt Romney's slips of the tongue aren't the problem: It's what he says when he's thinking.

Sluggish Growth Makes Obama a Slight Favorite

As long as the status quo holds, the president is still positioned to win reelection.

James Holmes: There, We Said It

Let's stop playing word games and start talking seriously about how to prevent another massacre like the one in Colorado.

Who's Affected by Pennsylvania's Voter-ID Law?

The ACLU's smart lawsuit shows it's not just freaks who don't have government-issued identification.

Don't Fil-A the First Amendment

Supporters of the gay community can make their case without violating their opponents' right to free speech.

Sally Ride's Right to Remain Silent

Respecting diversity means being okay with the astronaut's decision not to out herself earlier.

Why Should Politics Stop at the Water's Edge?

Can we get rid of this strange idea?

Romney's Economic Plan: Dubya 2.0

When pressed for details on his economic plan, the former governor has only GOP boilerplate.

Will the Supreme Court Strike Down Affirmative Action?

Landmark civil liberties cases often lack a broad base of support, which gives the Court plenty of political cover

Conservatives Explore New Arenas of Self-Caricature

It's Internet revisionist-history time.

How Do We Make Elections More Competitive?

More money and more gerrymandering

What's the Deal with the Pennsylvania Voter-ID Law?

The Keystone State goes to court this week over its voter-ID law. So what is that again? And where does the Department of Justice fit in?

The Policy Is Personal

The Obama campaign carefully builds its argument against Mitt Romney.

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