Politics

Why the Uber Controversy Won't Convince Young Voters That the GOP Is the Cool Party

Republicans are falling all over themselves to praise Uber. But it's not going to help them solve their problem with young people.

The Ferguson Police Department's Top 10 Tips For Protester Relations

Follow these simple instructions, and you'll be on your way to a warm and cooperative relationship with the community you're there to serve.

'Leave It to the States': Admirable Moderation, Or Cowardly Cop-out?

It's where most Republicans have landed on same-sex marriage. 

Why the Rand Paul Phenomenon Isn't Exactly a Libertarian Triumph

Even if he's not a "real" libertarian, the Kentucky senator demonstrates the philosophy's core political problem.

How Chuck Todd Can Save Meet the Press

If he can make it as awful as it was in Tim Russert's day, he just might succeed.

Could the Ferguson Conflict Produce Actual Reform on The Limits of Policing?

There's an opportunity for change, both in federal policy and how the police everywhere look at their own decisions.

Trying to Learn From Criticism, Even When It's Misguided or Rude

It's never easy to get past one's own defensiveness. But if you want someone to listen to you, invective is the worst way to go about it. 

Why It's So Idiotic to Complain When the President Takes a Vacation

Do people really think that if he were back in Washington, he'd be making decisions they'd be happier with?

Enough With 'Raising Awareness' Already

Any time you see a campaign about "raising awareness," it probably means next to nothing is actually being accomplished.

If Having a Foreign Policy Doctrine Is So Important, Why Won't Hillary Clinton Spell Hers Out?

Unlike her former boss, she thinks it's important to have one. She just isn't prepared to say what hers is.

The Inevitability of Republican Reactions

Some still manage to cling to the fantasy that if President Obama is nice enough to the GOP, they'll be nice back.

What Is the 2016 GOP Primary Going to be About?

Republicans could have their own "theory of change" primary, like Democrats did in 2008. Rick Perry, believe it or not, appears to have the sanest theory.

The Dumbest Affectation in Congress

If you're sleeping in your office to show you haven't "gone Washington," all you've shown is that you're a phony and a fool.

The Agony of the Red State Democrat

Running as a Democrat in a conservative state can't be any fun at all.

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