Politics

Mitt Romney, the Charles Atlas of International Relations

In a comically ridiculous op-ed, the failed presidential candidate explains why the largest military on earth is actually a scrawny loser getting sand kicked in its face.

The Republican Quasi-Isolationists Change Their Tune

It's not hard to figure out why: If Barack Obama doesn't want war, then that's what they have to favor.

In Horrible Gaffe, Scott Brown Straightforwardly Explains Conservative Philosophy

Why Republicans have trouble offering people immediate help.

The Limitations of Barack Obama's Rhetorical Repertoire

For better or worse, there are some emotions, like anger and fear, that he doesn't channel well. 

Don't Blame Eric Cantor For His New Gig

There's a good reason most members of Congress don't return home when their service is over.

The Stupidity of Hating Your Senator for Living Where You've Sent Her to Work

Should we really get mad if our representatives spend too much time in Washington, where they're supposed to be doing their jobs?

Is Elizabeth Warren Just an Ordinary Politician?

With some comments on Israel, she'll disappoint many liberals. But it probably would have happened eventually.

The Difference Between Accuracy and Fairness In Campaign Ads

The average negative ad is quite accurate, and also quite unfair. And there's nothing we can do about it.

The Silver Lining for Democrats if They Lose the Senate in 2014

Yes, it'll make for a miserable two years. But just look at what 2016 will be like.

The Fire This Time: America's Withdrawal From the Fight Against Racism Guarantees More Fergusons

Because of the persistence of racism and a relaxation of the fight against it, we are moving backwards. Ferguson is just the latest illustration.

Why We Need Killer Robots

Relax, they won't be here for a while. But when they are, you'll be glad for it.

Why Rand Paul Is a Press Management Wizard

None of the other potential 2016 GOP candidates is nearly as good at working the media.

The Incompetent Pollster Mystery Solved!

The real reason they can keep getting more clients even when they fail.

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.

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