Politics

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.

Is Nationwide Marriage Equality Now Inevitable? Almost, But Not Quite

Today's decision by the Supreme Court means that same-sex marriage will be legal in 30 states plus D.C. But some of that progress could be reversed a couple of years from now.

When Every Supreme Court Justice Argued They Might Be Pro-Choice

A look back at the nine justices' confirmation hearings, when all five conservatives tried to convince us their opinions on abortion where uncertain.

Republican Senate Candidate Advocates Revolt Against U.S. Government

But let's allow Joni Ernst the opportunity to clarify whether she's been misunderstood.

Why President Obama Can't Get Any Love From the Public On the Economy

Another month of excellent job growth, and yet his approval ratings on the economy remain tepid. Here's why.

Contraception, News Coverage, and Identifying Fringe Groups

A New York Times article on a remarkable new study on the effects of long-term contraception gives too much credit to a tiny group of conservative doctors.

Listen Up, Ladies: Republicans Understand You

You're into stuff like wedding dresses and boyfriends, right?

The War With No Name

Why doesn't the fight against ISIS have a name? Operation Pulverizing Power? Operation Glittering Justice?

Mitt Romney Explains the Politician's Art

That whole "47 percent" thing? Just some clever code-switching.

Separating the Presidential Wheat from the Chaff

Why should some people's presidential candidacies be treated seriously and others dismissed out of hand?

Chart of the Day

The Republican party's white people problem.

Might We Have Mitt Romney to Kick Around Some More?

Prepare yourself for Mitt 3: Mitt Harder.

Why the Culture War Will Never Die

As long as the Baby Boomers are around (and maybe even after they're gone) the battles of the 1960s will be replayed over and over.

Why Are We Afraid of the Returning Expat Terrorist?

Fighting with ISIL isn't going to give anyone "terrorist skills" they couldn't have acquired sitting in front of their computer.

So Much For the End of the War on Terror

A year ago, Obama said he wanted to move past it. Yet here we are again.

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