The End of the Fayyad Era?

What does the Palestinian prime minister's resignation mean for the future of the peace talks?

John Kerry's Middle East Mystery Tour

Surprising everyone, the secretary of state really is pushing for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Bi-Partisanship We Don’t Need

The president offers to cut Social Security, and Republicans agree.

Closing the Gun Show Loophole: Better Than Nothing?

Manchin and Toomey's background check proposal is pretty weak.

President Obama's Budget

Read it here

The President's Morning After

Will Obama comply with a recent court decision requiring that emergency contraception be made available over the counter?

Jack Lew: Obama’s Austerity Ambassador

The Treasury secretary's European misadventure is an epic case of "do as I say, not as I do."

Jindal Agonistes

It isn't easy governing as a hard-right Republican.

Where's the Change?

Democrats keep telling their growing coalition to wait and the economic policies they've been hoping for will come. Unfortunately, the Obama administration's agenda can't back up that promise.

Why Are Lists So Irresistible?

If I had 49 reasons why, you'd be even more likely to read this post.

On Abortion, the GOP Tacks Right

Will anti-abortion laws in states like North Dakota and Kansas spread?

The Keystone Fight's Labor Pains

The battle over the tar sands pipeline among unions has been XL on drama.

The New Deal That Could Have Been

How the white-supremacist South made possible the New Deal—and drastically curtailed it.

Did Obama Lose Votes Because of His Race?

Mitt Romney's homefield advantage in the 2012 election