Politics

Why Republicans Have Gotten Away With Craziness This Year

If your particular brand of radicalism doesn't seem personal, the media won't take much of an interest.

Electing Judges Is Insane

"I am a Republican and you should vote for me," says one state supreme court candidate.

Are GOP Donors Going to Get Anything In Return For Their Millions?

Expectations on Wall Street and K Street are high. But they're probably going to be disappointed.

They're All Randians Now

The anti-ACA campaign may not have killed the law, but it pushed the country's Republicans to the right.

Christie 2016: 'Vote For Me Or I'll Punch You Right In Your Stupid Face'

How will talking like an extra from Goodfellas play in Iowa?

The House Could Get Even Nuttier After This Election, But Heat May Be Off Boehner

If the GOP takes the Senate, the House Speaker may have an easier go of things.

Why the 2016 Republican Primaries Will Be a Messy Venn Diagram

Much as they'd like to, no candidate can become "the" choice of evangelicals, Tea Partiers, or any other constituency.

The Government We Deserve

Who's to blame if campaigns are ridiculous? Everybody is—but the voters themselves are most of all.

What's Wrong With Political Legacies?

Before we lament the possibility of a Jeb v. Hillary election, we should be specific about why legacy candidates are problematic.

Rand Paul Continues Record of Brilliant Media Manipulation

Whatever you think about the possibility of a Paul presidency, the guy knows how to work the press.

France and Italy Tell Germany: Take Your Austerity and Stuff It

It is encouraging that there are some stirrings of dissent, but they need to imagine on a much grander scale.

Barack Obama, the Veto-Less President

No president since Millard Fillmore has vetoed fewer bills.

Have Republicans Found a Way to Insure Poor People and Still Hate Barack Obama?

 We may have just reached a tipping point on Medicaid expansion.

SCOTUS to Texas: Go Forth and Discriminate Against Your Citizens Starting Monday

Even though a federal judge ruled Texas's new voting law to be an unconstitutional poll tax, the high court said it must remain in effect for the coming midterm elections.

Why Liberals Love (and Trust) NPR

It's not about ideological content, it's about a sensibility.

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