Politics

On Ebola, Like Terrorism, We Don't Actually Have to Be Right 100 Percent of the Time

Imagine if we thought that way about the things that actually kill Americans every year.

The Return of the 'Different Kind of Republican'

Rand Paul says he can win a third of the African-American vote. Who's the real target of his effort?

Are You Ready for Some Terror?

Republicans seem to have decided that fear is the wagon they can ride to victory in next month's election.

Fear of Lawsuits Is Not Why We Spend So Much On Health Care

A new study shows that "defensive medicine" isn't driving costs.

Some Things More Likely to Kill You Than Ebola

You want to feel afraid? Here are some things to be afraid of.

It's Not Your Senator's Job to Stop Ebola

If only we didn't act like politicians could solve every problem.

Can Robots Offer Amazon Moral Redemption?

Those warehouse jobs may be awful, but they're going to disappear before long.

Kentucky Candidates Agree: Coal Is the Future!

Even as only a tiny number of people in the state still work in mining, voters there would rather be sold a fantasy of a coal revival than face reality.

Maybe That Wendy Davis Attack Ad Wasn't Really So Bad, After All

The campaign of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate isn't trying to make voters contemptuous of Abbott for his disability, they're trying to make voters contemptuous of him for being a particularly cold-hearted brand of hypocrite.

A Wild Week for Voting Rights

Conflicting Supreme Court actions in current cases have voters' heads spinning. 

Should the Democrats Abandon Hope of Getting Relief from Voter Suppression In the Courts?

There were two positive rulings yesterday, but they shouldn't get too excited.

The Larger Context of Restrictions On Voting

The GOP has some long-term disadvantages that are very hard to change. But tilting the rules of voting in their direction is relatively easy.

In the U.S. Senate, 'Independence' Is Overrated

Candidates all say they're going to be independent, but is that really what we want?

Americans In the Grip of Irrational Fears, Just Like Usual

An absurd number of people think they might get Ebola.

How Gay Marriage Could Cause the GOP Major Headaches In 2016

A Supreme Court ruling on nationwide marriage equality could land in the middle of the campaign.

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