Politics

Soldiering on an Empty Stomach

The number of military families seeking food assistance has risen; even more need the help but are afraid to ask. Something's wrong.

 

Jeb Fever Sweeps GOP; Symptoms Likely to Be Mild, Temporary

The GOP establishment is looking for a savior. But does Jeb Bush have fire in his belly?

Sunday Show Becomes 10 Percent Less Awful

A tiny bit of progress on Meet the Press.

Why "Noah" Shouldn’t Get a Happy Ending

The trouble with Darren Aronofsky's blockbuster isn't that it's offensive to Christians; it's that it's too Christianized.

Federal Court Upholds Texas's War On Roe v. Wade

The restrictive abortion law that rocketed Wendy Davis to fame is making its way through the courts—and it could be upheld at the highest one.

More Than Corruption Threatens the Integrity of Our Democracy

The sad tale of how the Supreme Court got McCutcheon v. FEC wrong and how that's helping to foster an Inequality Era.  

Some Notes on the Outrage Industrial Complex

Liberals are now just as able as conservatives to find obscure people to hold up to ridicule. Does it matter?

Is the "Mend It" Period of the Affordable Care Act's Evolution Beginning?

Just like every major piece of legislation, it'll require adjustment. Even Republicans may be realizing that.

George Takei, Living Long and Prospering from Social Media

How the former Star Trek star has become internet’s funny, corny uncle and its moral compass.

Is It Time to Take Rand Paul Seriously?

A candidate is as a candidate does, and Paul is building a campaign faster than anyone else.

Yet Another Legal Attack on Obamacare

A lawsuit in D.C. Circuit Court that has flown under the radar has the potential to do immense damage to the health care law. 

No, Fracking Is Not Making the U.S. More Secure

National security think tanks are cheerleading for the shale gas industry with near-complete disregard for climate change and water security. Guess who’s funding the studies? 

Your Virtual Future

Virtual reality is finally coming, and it could end up being as big as the Internet itself.

The Conversation: Joshua Steckel and Andrew Delbanco

Steckel, a high school college counselor and author of Hold Fast to Dreams, and Delbanco, author of College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be, discuss the collegiate experience of low-income students.

Are Iowa Farmers Better Than the Rest of Us?

Of course not. But we have finally arrived in the Republic of Gaffes.

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