Politics

The Agony of the Red State Democrat

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

Why Moderate Districts Don't Produce Moderate Congressmembers

In some places, the mismatch can be stark.

Why Tea Party Members of Congress Act So Darn Crazy--And Liberal Democrats Don't

In Congress, liberal Democrats make requests, while conservative Republicans make demands. What gives?

Today's Conservative Obamacare Baloney Debunked

They're absurdly excited that an adviser to the White House seemed to support the rationale of the Halbig decision in a 2012 video. Here's why they shouldn't be.

How Did the GOP Turn Into Such a Bunch of Clowns?

Democrats used to marvel at Republicans' political skill. But it's been a decade since the GOP won a victory in policy or elections that wasn't pre-ordained by circumstance.

The Worst Excuse for Plagiarism You'll Ever Hear

Sen. John Walsh's political career may be over, and it's his own fault. But what the hell are they teaching at the Army War College?

On Israel, Looking for Hope In a Sea of Bad Faith and Despair

How can you find your way when the situation is so bleak and advocates on both sides are so repugnant?

Health Insurance for Millions Threatened; Republicans Celebrate

If they're wondering why Americans think their party is cruel and unfeeling, well here you go. And will the news media tell these people's stories?

Are the Media Reporting the Gaza War Fairly?

All the skillful propaganda in the world can't counteract the reality on the ground.

Chris Christie Suddenly Suffers the Unbearable Specificity of Running for President

On the ground in a GOP presidential primary, "moving to the right" actually means just getting specific when you'd rather be vague.

Moral Responsibility and the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

As common as the claim is, we can't judge one side's actions by what the other side does.

The Continuing Agonies of the Super-Rich

Republican fundraising is suffering because their big donors are worried they'll be "demonized." Can't this nation spare some compassion for them?

Why the IRS Non-Scandal Perfectly Represents Today's GOP

Nearly everything you need to know about today's Republicans is represented in this particular fruitless quest to nail Barack Obama.

Getting the Government Out of Your Wedding

A federal appeals court says its time for the state to stop saying what kind of clergy can perform your ceremony.

Katrina v. Border Crisis: The Trouble With 'Optics'

It isn't only that we talk about image when we should be talking about substance. It's also that we don't understand what images do and don't do.

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