Politics

Darrell Issa's Tight Spot

He may be your standard right-wing conservative, but he's also representing a California district that is 26 percent Hispanic.

Guns—Not the Mentally Ill—Kill People

In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, shootings, we've had an overdue national conversation about mental illness. But will the solutions be more dangerous than the problem?

Why Fox Dumped Dick Morris

Being the most consistently wrong pundit in America was only part of the problem.

The NRA Is Ruining Its Reputation

Extremist rhetoric doesn't help.

Debt Reduction Is Hurting the Economy

Washington's obsession with cutting the deficit has resulted in slow growth.

No More Saturday Mail? Blame Yourself.

The Postal Service has a lot of problems, none bigger than our expectations of what it should provide.

A Shiny New GOP?

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor plots out a new direction for the GOP, leaving the details for later.

The Real Debate over Citizenship

Immigration reform is only part of a larger conversation about what it should mean to be American.

An Addictive, Imperfect House of Cards

You might very well think that Netflix's new show is wonderful. We couldn't possibly comment.

Wonder Warren

The senator from Massachusetts is making sure information about foreclosures during the recession gets out to the public.

Citizens? They Want to Be Citizens?

House Republicans join the immigration debate.

Voter Turnout in 2012: Meh

It could have been better, but it could have been a lot worse.

The Virginia GOP Just Made Voting More Difficult for Poor People

You can use a gun license to vote, but not a Social Security card.

Can We Live Without the Assault Weapons Ban?

We probably can, if dropping it is the price of getting other measures passed.

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