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

A Government That Can't Govern

What happens when one party is perfectly happy to stay in the minority.

Over-the-Counter Plan B Strikes Back

A District Court judge ruled Kathleen Sebelius's policy requiring women under 17 to provide a prescription for emergency contraceptives illegal. Will the Obama administration let the decision stand?

No, Margaret Thatcher Wouldn't Have Been a Liberal Now

Pushing against a progressive talking point