Politics

Democrats' Poisoned Chalice

Progressives should fear, rather than celebrate, the prospect of a Santorum-Obama matchup.

Don't Panic

The public is just as evenly divided on Obama as it was last week.

Turnout Won't Be a Problem This Fall

In presidential elections, both parties tend to do a good job of mobilizing their supporters.

Fingers Crossed for Greece

The second Greek bailout gets the green light, but the country isn't out of the woods.

SXSWedu: How to Stop Worrying (about Education) and Love Technology

Last week's education conference highlighted how easy it is ignore fundamental debates in education and embrace the happy rhetoric.

Halftime

Links for your afternoon.

What Does the ACA Do for You?

Two years out, the bill has made health care better, but we're still waiting for 2014 until the big changes.

A Stealth Attack on Democratic Governance

Why are Obama trade negotiators pushing the extreme Trans-Pacific Partnership, and why is it being negotiated in such an untransparent manner?

The Pacific Pivot

America needs to try something new when it comes to international trade.

Not a Great Deal for Asia

The Trans-Pacific Partnership could end up hurting the broader economic interests of both the U.S. and smaller Asian nations.

The ACA v. the Supreme Court

Opponents of the health-care law argue that Congress can only pass laws that anger or benefit everybody.

The Myth of the Level Playing Field

The boast that American workers are naturally superior to other workers and would therefore “win” in any fair competition is problematic at best and at worst, a pander to our national delusion of exceptionalism.

The Public Trusts Obama on Gas Prices

This isn't good news for the administration.

My Polling Pledge

I'll try to maintain the long view.

Romney, You're No Ronald Reagan

You need to be a really gifted politician to topple an incumbent president. Mitt Romney might not have that gift.

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