Politics

Not World Bank of America

The process for selecting the leader of the international finance organization should give the rest of the world a say.

Is There An Actual Crisis in U.S. Education?

Not much evidence exists to say America's schools are spiraling downward—but that hasn't stopped politicians and reporters from perpetuating the idea.

Who Benefits From Paul Ryan's Tax Cuts?

Almost all the gains go to people earning over $1 million a year.

Halftime

Links for your afternoon.

Why Hasn’t George Zimmerman Been Arrested Yet?

…in which I hope he won’t be charged with a hate crime.

Judging With Double Standards

New research shows that sexism and racism play an unfortunately large role in the evaluation of state judges.

Today in False Black "Pathologies"

"Black-on-black crime" is the inevitable result of geographic proximity, not some unique pathology.

The Return of Earmarks

Republican lawmakers are rethinking their opposition to the sweeteners that make legislation happen.

What Is George W. Up To?

He's not campaigning for Republicans, that's for sure. 

With the Wisconsin Recall Official, Who's Winning?

It looks like it will be a race to the finish—not just between Walker and his opponents but also between the Democrats looking to oust him.

Paul Ryan No Longer Thinks the Military Is Lying

He stepped back his comments from last week on yesterday's Sunday shows.

Poetry As More Than Pretty Words

Katha Pollitt on Adrienne Rich 

Women Flee the GOP

The open attack on contraception has only hurt Republicans with this valuable constituency.

Will Obama Get Blamed for High Gas Prices?

Despite there being little for presidents to do to change gas prices, they often get blamed for them. But is the public getting smarter?

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