Texas GOP Holds Hispanics in Check

State Republicans redrew the legislative maps to ensure Hispanics and Democrats didn't benefit from new congressional seats.

Why the Kid Gloves for Team Romney?

The core claims of Mitt Romney's campaign are false, but he has yet to receive any scrutiny for it.

Why Democrats Support the Drug War Status Quo

Because there's so little to be gained politically from not doing so.

Could Romney Be the Real "Job Creator" in this Election?

It's possible that Romney's policies could be better for short-term economic growth.

Will Texas Voters Care About Billions in Education Cuts?

Last session, state legislators left public schools without $5.4 billion in funding. Tuesday, we find out just how much voters cared.

The Cost of the Debt-Ceiling Fight

Economists show the political fight stalled the fledging recovery.

The Pro-Life Paradox

Why are anti-abortion legislators cutting essential funds for special-needs children? 

The Big Easy's Hometown Paper

The New Orleans Times-Picayune's downsizing comes at an odd time for the publication.

Far-Off State Capitals Are More Corrupt

Places like Albany, Trenton, and Springfield don't look so hot in a new academic paper.

Dear Washington, Nothing Has Changed About the Election

Why there's little to gain in the focus on gaffes.

No Taxmageddon Solution Before November

It's in neither party's interest to cut a deal now

He Who Must Not Be Named

Go ahead, name him.

The Continuing Importance of the Voting Rights Act

If anything, it should be strengthened to combat discrimination all around the country.

Romney's Ambitious First Day

The former Massachusetts governor's goals would be impossible to achieve—that is, if he spelled them out.

What Romney Won't Do On Health Care

He has awful plans that he'll probably never implement.