Politics

Why "Obamacare" (the Name) Won't Matter

Believe it or not, we'll stop talking about it in a few years.

Pre-Game's Over. Now Begins the Health-Care Fight.

DAY 1: The Affordable Care Act armageddon arrives in full red-and-blue fury tomorrow. Today was just the opening shot. 

How to Forecast an Election

Flaws in the "fundamentals"-based approach.

A Decision Is Coming

At the first day of hearings on the Affordable Care Act, justices appear ready to make a decision this year rather than wait until 2014.

Will the Supreme Court Duck Health Care?

The Supreme Court has methods of getting out of politically contentious cases, but it doesn't need to wield them for this week's big case.

Dogs and Cats Living Together

Rick Santorum gives us the Obama apocalypse.

Did Virginia Democrats' Budget Gamble Pay Off?

After voting down budget after budget and prompting a special session, the state's Senate Dems seem to have won much of their wish list.

The Supreme Court, Health Care Reform, and Electoral Politics

How might the Court’s decision affect the politics of the issue for the election?

The Hoodie, Part 2

You still think carrying Skittles looks dangerous?

The Party Has Decided on Romney

Republican leaders have finally moved to support the former Massachusetts governor as the presumptive nominee.

Rachel Maddow, the Lovable Wonk

With the release of her latest book, Drift, MSNBC’s biggest 
star shows once again why she's captured the liberal imagination.

The Affordable Care Act On Trial

I offer a bold prediction.

Engaging on Philosophy

The Obama campaign might just be ready to make an affirmative case for progressivism. 

Lost Opportunities

In filming the Hunger Games as a straightforward adaptation, director Gary Ross misses a chance to comment on class and inequality.

Friday Miscellany

Haggadahs, bilinguals, and women

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