Brian Beutler

Rand Paul's Fake Filibuster Was Nakedly Political. Good For Him.
May 21, 2015

Who cares if it was cynical? It was also politics at its best.

Charles Murray and the Right's Plan to Subvert Democracy
May 18, 2015

Why so many of the right's plans for conservative reform run through the courts.

Jeb Bush Admitted the Iraq War Was a Mistake—He Just Doesn't Realize It Yet
May 14, 2015

It's only a "disservice" to the troops if you're saying they sacrificed for no reason.

Hillary Is Passing 2016's Biggest Test—and Jeb Is Flunking
May 12, 2015

When conservatives fret that nominating a Bush will neutralize one of Hillary Clinton’s only big weaknesses, this is what they have in mind.

Police Unions Aren't the Problem
Dismantling them would do little to end brutality and impunity
May 07, 2015

Dismantling them would do little to end brutality and impunity.

Why Texans Freaked Out Over an Army Exercise—and Ted Cruz Validated Their Fears
May 06, 2015

The fact that Texas tempts federal intrusion more than any other state explains the whole story.

Hillary Clinton Does Not Have a Conflict-of-Interest Problem
May 04, 2015

If her Republicans rivals criticize her over questionable donors, they'll expose themselves.

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