Politics

Be Nice to Heather Hurlburt, Ms. Graff's Substitute Teacher

I'll be taking over E.J.'s blog while she's on vacation. A short introduction ...

Republican Pessimism Growing

Has the GOP given up on Mitt Romney?

Romney's Wins Can't Hide His Fatal Flaw

By basing his campaign on the health of the economy, the former Massachusetts governor is vulnerable if and when conditions improve.

Will Connecticut Abolish the Death Penalty?

The state Senate votes Wednesday whether to end capital punishment in a state that's executed one man in the last 50 years.

The Long Moral View

One day, we'll realize who the villains are in today's debate about health care.

I’m Vacating. Don’t You Go Anywhere, Though.

Introducing Heather Hurlburt

It's Done

The math doesn't lie, the GOP primary contest is over.

Just Can't Hide It

Democrats gain enthusiasm as Republican primary drags on.

Auto Sales on the Rise

Today's Balance Sheet

Don't Blame the National Organization for Marriage

The group's race-baiting tactics only work if the gay and African American communities let them.

4,446 Lonely D.C. Republicans

Republicans, everywhere and nowhere in Washington.

In New York, a Bipartisan Call for Reproductive Rights

Some Republican women in the state legislature are bucking the national party line and demanding the state protect access to women's health care. 

Obama: The GOP Is Crazier Than You Thought

In his latest speech, the president presents the modern Republican Party as a radical aberration from the American consensus.

Video Killed the Radio Star

In which, for sixty seconds, I am talking instead of writing

What's the Point of College?

A critical look at the state of the American university

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