Politics

Leaning Out—of This Fight

Whatever time we spend choosing between Team Sandberg or Team Slaughter is time not spent focusing on those real problems—and the real solutions to them.

Social Climate Change

Emily Bazelon's look at how bullying—once known as "kids will be kids"—came to be seen as a crisis.

Protecting the Homeland? So Last Century

What exactly does our military do these days?

Ted Cruz Is the Next Jim DeMint, Not the Next Barack Obama

His first impression is going to stick with him.

Shorter White House on the Sequester: "It Will Destroy Everything"

The Obama administration attempts to build support for a sequester deal.

Fix the Economy, Not the Deficit

As the sequester looms, what's most clear is that both parties have given in to the idea that our chief problem is deficits.

Happy Birthday, Dear Income Tax

Five lessons for progressives from our first century of income taxes. 

Happy Birthday, Dear Income Tax

Five lessons for progressives from our first century of income taxes. 

Bringing Up Beltway at the Oscars

Hollywood and D.C. aren't so different after all. 

Why Black Voters Are Critical for the GOP

Republicans would have an easier time winning national elections if they weren't losing black voters 20-to-1.

The Weak Political Case for GOP Reform

Eight years out of power is normal for a political party.

Why Old Men Love Being Naked in the Locker Room

Why is it they love to stand around naked in front of each other, while younger men just put on their clothes like normal people?

Beltway Pundits Mysteriously Forget Barack Obama's Deficit Hawkery

It's as if the last four years didn't happen.

Saving Private Gamer

Why are violent video games popular? Let us list the reasons. 

Oscar-Worthy Outrage

Conservatives pretend to care about rape on campus. It's not convincing.

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