There's No Politics Like Show Politics

You'll have a better time watching Veep if you don't expect the show to tell you much about the real or even "real" Washington.

Playing "What If" with Health-Care Reform

Jim Webb repeats a few misconceptions about the fight over the Affordable Care Act.

President Romney and the Republican Congress

If he wins, his party will probably control both houses.

Budget Battle Royale

Today's Balance Sheet

Arizona Asks the Court Not to Trust the Feds

In state immigration law, local authorities offer to “help” the federal government by taking over its job.

Mitt Romney Passes the Competence Test

Voters trust that the former Massachusetts governor could get things done in the White House.

Why More Democrats Aren't Coming Out for Marriage Equality

A crude cost-benefit analysis of the issue and its support on the campaign trail

Relax, Ladies! The Texas GOP Has Your Back

After doing their best to dismantle the Women's Health Program—and losing federal funding in the process—the state's Republicans promise they'll find the money somehow.

How Mitt Romney's Supporters Are Like Uncle Leo

Is anti-Mormonism lurking everywhere?

They're Just Not That into Romney

Another tepid endorsement for Romney

Does Congress Even Need to Pass a Budget?

The last time the U.S. passed a real budget was in 1997. Does this mean we don't need one?

Spain's Fiscal Fanaticism

The country's newly elected conservative government is pursuing austerity with zeal.

Cautious Candidates

Does the modern campaign make it inevitable?

Try Not to Get So Excited Boehner

The Republican Speaker offers the latest weak endorsement of Mitt Romney.