New Voters, New Values

Women, Latinos, African Americans, and the 
young don’t believe what older white men believe. Their views fueled Obama’s victory and may portend a new Democratic majority.

Marco Rubio Is the Next Big Thing, For Now

It's a position without much job security. Just ask Paul Ryan.

The Nominee the Senate Won't Obstruct

Unpacking John Brennan's confirmation hearing

Hillary Clinton's Unsurprising Popularity

She hasn't touched politics in four years.

A Critical Look at the Art of George W. Bush

The former president bares his soul

Mass Joblessness Is Still a Problem—Someone Tell Washington

Everyone but Congress seems to get that unemployment is the economy's main problem.

Jobs and Growth, Not Deficit Reduction

Our deficit, relative to the economy, is half what is was in 2009. 

Pasting the Web

A recent flare-up over Twitter's URL shortener demonstrates one of the little ways we're letting the Internet get away from us. 

Checks and Balances on the Western Front

The president's domain in the realm of foreign policy has ballooned for decades, but especially since the War on Terror started. Will Congress reassert its authority?

The Rising Tide of Anti-Black Racism

Racial resentment is increasing, and it plays a major role in how Obama—and the Democratic Party—is perceived.

Today's Delicious Right-Wing Infighting

It shows that things are more complex than a conflict between the establishment and the Tea Party.

The Moderate's GOP Survival Guide

Republicans want to take their party back from "The Crazy." Here's how they should do it. 

Darrell Issa's Tight Spot

He may be your standard right-wing conservative, but he's also representing a California district that is 26 percent Hispanic.

Guns—Not the Mentally Ill—Kill People

In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, shootings, we've had an overdue national conversation about mental illness. But will the solutions be more dangerous than the problem?