Politics

McCain's Oops Moment

HBO's Game Change depicts a 2008 campaign team desperately trying to cover up the shortcoming of its vice-presidential pick.

The Republican Socialist

A new biography shows that Dwight Eisenhower was a more cunning and active president than he gets credit for. 

"Repeal and Replace" Goes By the Wayside

Health care is apparently off the GOP agenda.

Rush Limbaugh's Bust Is a Go

The Missouri speaker of the House wants the shock-jock's likeness in the Capitol rotunda, sluts or no sluts.

Minority Parties Get Feisty in Budget Battles

In Washington state and Virginia, legislators are using budget fights to make a stand.

Be Thankful for No More Lysol!

Some good and bad news on the gender front.

Can't Teach an Old Party New Tricks

Republicans did not have a good week. Don't expect them to learn from their mistakes, though.

Did Virginia Pro-Choicers Blunder?

Until there's a magic formula to stop bad abortion legislation, we shouldn't blame the pro-choice movement for not doing enough.

No Contraception? Seriously?

 Go ahead, make my (international women’s) day

The Top-Down Romney Campaign

Don't look for any spirit of collective enterprise from the likely Republican nominee.

Tea Party Sharpens Its Budget Scissors

Today's Balance Sheet: Time for Congress to get feisty again. 

Let the VP Speculation Begin!

I boldly predict that Romney's running mate will be a boring white guy.

Fumblerooski

Is it too soon to pronounce Obama an economic failure? A different take on The Escape Artists.

The Difference a Different Decider Makes

We may be headed for disaster in Iran, but at least this time we may be able to have a sane debate about it.

As the Economy Goes, So Do the Birthers

Another episode in fun correlations, but no causation.

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