The Benefits of Medicaid

What having insurance means.

What the Romney Outsourcing Story Doesn't Tell Us About the Romney Presidency

Another reminder that business is not governing.

The State of Poverty in America

The problem is worse than we thought, but we can solve it.

Mitt Romney Pretends Congress Doesn't Exist

What are the chances President Romney picks a divisive fight with his party's right wing?

Why Does The Atlantic Hate Women?

Why men (oh, and women, too) still can't have it all.

Can Broadcasters Use Dirty Words? Court says, “#$%& If We Know”

In what is literally its most visible case of the Term, seven justices duck the free-speech issue.

The Court’s Scott Walker Moment

Five justices tell public-employee unions they “tolerate” them—for now.

Key Rulings Reveal Partisan Divides On Court

As the Dorsey and Knox decisions make clear, the Supreme Court should be a bigger issue in the presidential election than it currently is.

What Will Conservatives Say If Only the Mandate Is Struck Down?

Declare victory, or keep fighting?

The Simmering Sinai

Despite border clashes, Israel must keep itself out of Egypt's roiling politics.

Romney, 2012's Trojan Horse

Who can predict what surprises would come out if the Republican candidate wins the White House?

Losing on Health Reform

Perhaps it was impossible to win the battle over public opinion.

Issa's Contemptible Vote

The congressional committee's charge against Eric Holder is nothing but symbolic.

Seeing What No One Else Could See

Fifty years ago, Michael Harrington’s The Other America awoke the nation to the prevalence of poverty in its midst.

Tax Reform Silliness

What Republicans won't say about their tax plan.