Politics

An Epic—and Not Totally Unreasonable—Rant

"We live in a democracy," says the Republican representative from Illinois. "But not here."

It's Hard Out There For a Billionaire

Which they'll be more than happy to let you know.

Mythical Backlashes and Specious Explanations

The media's search for answers.

In Texas, Incumbents Suffer for Not Being Extreme Enough

Even after unprecedented slashes to last year's budget, Texas politicians are being punished for seeming "too moderate."

A Tough Choice for Mexico

The country's presidential elections are a referendum on the drug war.

Health Care Play-Acting

Don't take Republican proposals too seriously.

Let's Hear Less About Massachusetts, More About Bush

The Obama campaign is set to unveil an attack on Romney's time as governor, but it makes more sense to focus on his similarities to Bush.

Cruz-in' for a Fight in Texas

In the Texas Senate race, Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz managed to force a run-off with Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and now has a shot at the seat.

27th Amendment or Bust

How the newest amendment to the Constitution was ratified, and why it's so hard to change the law of the land. 

The Wisconsin Recall Won't Determine the Presidential Race

If Wisconsin goes red in November, odds are so do a lot of places.

Talking Honestly About Our War Dead

Why it's so hard to do.

Texas GOP Holds Hispanics in Check

State Republicans redrew the legislative maps to ensure Hispanics and Democrats didn't benefit from new congressional seats.

Why the Kid Gloves for Team Romney?

The core claims of Mitt Romney's campaign are false, but he has yet to receive any scrutiny for it.

Why Democrats Support the Drug War Status Quo

Because there's so little to be gained politically from not doing so.

Could Romney Be the Real "Job Creator" in this Election?

It's possible that Romney's policies could be better for short-term economic growth.

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