Politics

Floors and Ceilings In Health Care

We could raise one without lowering the other.

Blame the Supreme Court!

Liberals will be tempted to point the finger at themselves if the Affordable Care Act is overturned. They shouldn't.

Mismeasuring Poverty

The way we determine who needs help blocks many poor people from receiving the assistance they need.

The Benefits of Medicaid

What having insurance means.

What the Romney Outsourcing Story Doesn't Tell Us About the Romney Presidency

Another reminder that business is not governing.

The State of Poverty in America

The problem is worse than we thought, but we can solve it.

Mitt Romney Pretends Congress Doesn't Exist

What are the chances President Romney picks a divisive fight with his party's right wing?

Why Does The Atlantic Hate Women?

Why men (oh, and women, too) still can't have it all.

Can Broadcasters Use Dirty Words? Court says, “#$%& If We Know”

In what is literally its most visible case of the Term, seven justices duck the free-speech issue.

The Court’s Scott Walker Moment

Five justices tell public-employee unions they “tolerate” them—for now.

Key Rulings Reveal Partisan Divides On Court

As the Dorsey and Knox decisions make clear, the Supreme Court should be a bigger issue in the presidential election than it currently is.

What Will Conservatives Say If Only the Mandate Is Struck Down?

Declare victory, or keep fighting?

The Simmering Sinai

Despite border clashes, Israel must keep itself out of Egypt's roiling politics.

Romney, 2012's Trojan Horse

Who can predict what surprises would come out if the Republican candidate wins the White House?

Losing on Health Reform

Perhaps it was impossible to win the battle over public opinion.

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