The Other Big Presidential Election

The race to head the French government is heating up.

Paul Ryan's Great Gift to Obama

The Wisconsin congressman's budgets have given the president a chance to assail Republican dogma.

Romney's Veep Calculations

Will he choose an electoral running mate or a partner in governance?

An Unreasonable Search for Justification

The conservative majority on the Supreme Court votes to ignore the Fourth Amendment.

Too Good to Check, Santorum Edition

Ricky runs away with another fantasy.

Rick Santorum Won't Rest Until Mitt Romney Is Destroyed

A new ad from the former Pennsylvania senator.

Republicans are Doing Worse With Women Than You Thought

The gender gap has grown to include white women.

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.


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.