Will the Supreme Court Duck Health Care?

The Supreme Court has methods of getting out of politically contentious cases, but it doesn't need to wield them for this week's big case.

Dogs and Cats Living Together

Rick Santorum gives us the Obama apocalypse.

Did Virginia Democrats' Budget Gamble Pay Off?

After voting down budget after budget and prompting a special session, the state's Senate Dems seem to have won much of their wish list.

The Supreme Court, Health Care Reform, and Electoral Politics

How might the Court’s decision affect the politics of the issue for the election?

The Hoodie, Part 2

You still think carrying Skittles looks dangerous?

The Party Has Decided on Romney

Republican leaders have finally moved to support the former Massachusetts governor as the presumptive nominee.

Rachel Maddow, the Lovable Wonk

With the release of her latest book, Drift, MSNBC’s biggest 
star shows once again why she's captured the liberal imagination.

The Affordable Care Act On Trial

I offer a bold prediction.

Engaging on Philosophy

The Obama campaign might just be ready to make an affirmative case for progressivism. 

Lost Opportunities

In filming the Hunger Games as a straightforward adaptation, director Gary Ross misses a chance to comment on class and inequality.

Friday Miscellany

Haggadahs, bilinguals, and women

A Surprise World Bank Pick

For Larry Summers, Obama's nomination of Jim Yong Kim ends a winning streak of falling upwards.

Kinder, Gentler Secularists

Taking a page from the gay rights movement.

The Hoodie

Short skirts don’t rape women; men rape women. Hoodies don’t shoot Skittles-toting teenagers; overzealous neighborhood watch guys shoot teenagers.

Newt Just Wants to Help TV Networks

Gingrich says a contested nomination would draw in viewers, but it'd leave Republicans in shambles