Politics

The Home Mortgage Business, Where Cheaters Always Seem to Prosper

A company used by big Wall Street banks for loan servicing is awful at its job; now it's pulling some pre-crash malarkey on its investors. 

The Size of the Army Tells You Almost Nothing About Our Military Strength

Forget what you've heard about "the smallest Army since before World War II." 

No Credit For Trying

Data from Pew surveys show that when a party loses, its members think it was because it didn't stand up for its beliefs.

The ACA Can't Fix Our Mental Health Crisis

Even if you have insurance, there’s no guarantee you can find a psychiatrist who will take it.

Israel-Palestine Peace: A Hostage to History

Recent comments from Benjamin Netanyahu suggest that he wants to bring the messy topic of subjective historical narratives to the negotiating table. 

The Fatal Flaw in the Right's Latest Case Against Marriage Equality

They want to argue that gay people getting married would be bad for kids. But the best evidence they've paid for doesn't make the case, and there's a fundamental illogic in their position.

Roberts Was Wrong on Voter Rights

Let's not let him off the hook, please. 

Walking on Ukrainian Eggshells

Helping the biggest country on its frontier build a democracy will require Europe to invest some resources, not hold back its support. 

Platinum-Level Citizenship

Highly-religious Christians' battle to change the very nature of the First Amendment. 

Political Consultants Have Never Been Richer, But Are They Endangered?

They're making money hand over fist, but before long candidates could realize they don't need them.

Rand Paul Plays Ted Nugent Like a Fender Stratocaster

Paul may or may not turn out to be a skilled presidential candidate, but he works the media better than any other contender.

John McCain Says Ignorant, Belligerent Things; Press Swoons

McCain knows nothing about foreign affairs, yet is treated as though his thoughts on Ukraine are worth listening to.

Federal Government Soon to Know Everywhere You've Driven

There are more license-plate cameras installed all the time. Now the government wants to put all the data together in one database.

Arkansas's Medicaid Folly

87,000 people have gotten insurance through the state's Medicaid expansion—now that it's working so well, GOP legislators are trying to get rid of the plan. 

Needling for Change

There’s a way to keep drug users from overdosing on heroin. Unfortunately, it’s illegal.

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