Politics

How the GOP's Medicaid Politics Are Hurting Rural Southerners: An Index of Harm

Republican governors, empowered by the Supreme Court, have refused federal funds for the expansion of the program that provides health care to low-income people and the poor. Here's the human cost.

It Isn't About the Tunnels. So What Is the Gaza Conflict Really About?

The Israeli government's tactical goals shifted repeatedly. At no point, it appears, has Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a strategic political vision.

Our Privacy and Liberty Still At Risk, Even If Leahy NSA Bill Passes

Under the USA Freedom Act, the executive branch could exploit the absence of a bright-line restriction to engage in collection that is far broader than necessary.

Thirsty Detroiters Demand End to Water Shut-Offs

Surrounded by the Great Lakes, home to 20 percent of the world’s fresh water, Detroit faces a crisis that is not only paradoxical; it’s complicated.

Will Electioneering From the Pulpit Be the Next Big Battle Over ‘Religious Liberty’?

Most at stake isn’t the freedom to worship or speak out, but eligibility for tax subsidies that are estimated to cost the government over $80 billion in revenues every year.

Cold Porridge For Regular People: The Myth of the Goldilocks Economy

Some Wall Street analysts describe this economy as not too hot, not too cold, but just right. But for a worker who hasn't seen a raise in a dog's age, it's a bear market.

Liberal Heroes Miss the Mark in Today's Times Columns

Writing on Congress, Blow blows it; on financial reform, Krugman is a tad too cheerful.

House Intel Committee Finds No Benghazi Scandal; Will Boehner Ignore Its Findings?

House Speaker John Boehner faces a choice: Either he can accept the findings of a responsible, Republican committee chair, or cynically allow a kangaroo court to proceed. 

Affirmative Action, Race or Class: An Exchange

Should universities shift their recruitment focus away from race and onto poor neighborhoods?

Affirmative Action, Race or Class: An Exchange

Should universities shift their recruitment focus away from race and onto poor neighborhoods?

Ted Cruz, Legislative Innovator

Stoking GOP division and dismay could be the only path he has to becoming the party's presidential nominee.

Eric Cantor Shows Why We Need to Get Rid of Special House Elections

He can't be bothered to show up for work for a few more months. So why should we bother to replace him?

How Republicans Are Heightening the Contradictions

Causing some short-term pain isn't a problem, if it gets us closer to the day when Republicans rule.

Republicans Take Careful Aim At Foot, Blast Away

The House voted to sue President Obama, a move that will prove substantively futile and politically disastrous for Republicans.

College Sticker Price Still Matters. Here's Why.

Sure, there are "coupons" like scholarships and grants, but sticker price still has a big impact on both the federal government and students.

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