Politics

Austerity's Unintended Consequences

In Spain and Italy, fiscal belt-tightening has improved public finances, but at what political cost?

New Voters, New Values

Women, Latinos, African Americans, and the 
young don’t believe what older white men believe. Their views fueled Obama’s victory and may portend a new Democratic majority.

New Voters, New Values

Women, Latinos, African Americans, and the 
young don’t believe what older white men believe. Their views fueled Obama’s victory and may portend a new Democratic majority.

New Voters, New Values

Women, Latinos, African Americans, and the 
young don’t believe what older white men believe. Their views fueled Obama’s victory and may portend a new Democratic majority.

Marco Rubio Is the Next Big Thing, For Now

It's a position without much job security. Just ask Paul Ryan.

The Nominee the Senate Won't Obstruct

Unpacking John Brennan's confirmation hearing

Hillary Clinton's Unsurprising Popularity

She hasn't touched politics in four years.

A Critical Look at the Art of George W. Bush

The former president bares his soul

Mass Joblessness Is Still a Problem—Someone Tell Washington

Everyone but Congress seems to get that unemployment is the economy's main problem.

Jobs and Growth, Not Deficit Reduction

Our deficit, relative to the economy, is half what is was in 2009. 

Pasting the Web

A recent flare-up over Twitter's URL shortener demonstrates one of the little ways we're letting the Internet get away from us. 

Checks and Balances on the Western Front

The president's domain in the realm of foreign policy has ballooned for decades, but especially since the War on Terror started. Will Congress reassert its authority?

The Rising Tide of Anti-Black Racism

Racial resentment is increasing, and it plays a major role in how Obama—and the Democratic Party—is perceived.

Today's Delicious Right-Wing Infighting

It shows that things are more complex than a conflict between the establishment and the Tea Party.

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