Politics

Mitt Romney Passes the Competence Test

Voters trust that the former Massachusetts governor could get things done in the White House.

Why More Democrats Aren't Coming Out for Marriage Equality

A crude cost-benefit analysis of the issue and its support on the campaign trail

Relax, Ladies! The Texas GOP Has Your Back

After doing their best to dismantle the Women's Health Program—and losing federal funding in the process—the state's Republicans promise they'll find the money somehow.

How Mitt Romney's Supporters Are Like Uncle Leo

Is anti-Mormonism lurking everywhere?

They're Just Not That into Romney

Another tepid endorsement for Romney

Does Congress Even Need to Pass a Budget?

The last time the U.S. passed a real budget was in 1997. Does this mean we don't need one?

Spain's Fiscal Fanaticism

The country's newly elected conservative government is pursuing austerity with zeal.

Cautious Candidates

Does the modern campaign make it inevitable?

Try Not to Get So Excited Boehner

The Republican Speaker offers the latest weak endorsement of Mitt Romney.

Bush-Appointed Judge Does the Full Lochner

In order to argue against the Affordable Care Act, one has to disavow the entire modern welfare state.

ALEC Gives In, But There's No Reason to Celebrate

The shadowy group of legislators and corporations has disbanded its Public Safety and Elections Task Force. But that's no reason to stop the pressure.

Rise of the Machines

What happens when the robots take all our jobs?

Don't Blame Feminism for Your Bad Sex Life

Why is the new HBO show Girls treated as symbolic of its generation and not other shows?

Trouble at Home

Obama expands his territory while Romney is sure to lose his home state.

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