Brian Beutler

Cecil the Lion Has Nothing to Do With Your Politics
July 29, 2015 1:40 PM

Encouraging people to see their priorities reflected in distant tragedies is a valuable thing, but only when the connections are real.

Would Republicans Support the Americans with Disabilities Act Today?
July 27, 2015

The law passed at a time when Republicans weren’t unanimously opposed to using federal power in service of the common good.

Why Donald Trump Truly Terrifies Republicans
July 23, 2015

It’s not just the threat of a third-party challenge.

The Supreme Court Didn't Cure Republicans of Homophobia
July 14, 2015

Scott Walker believes that Boy Scouts need to be "protected" from gay people.

Scott Walker Is the Most Boring Presidential Candidate Ever
July 13, 2015

Can someone this dull really win the White House?

Jeb Bush Wants You to Work More, Whether You Like It or Not
July 09, 2015

The troubling truth behind his latest gaffe.

The Republican Party Is Still Trying to Decide if Minorities Matter
July 08, 2015

The right is engaged in a heated debate over whether to offer minorities symbolic concessions or nothing at all.

Obama’s Agenda Is Helping Hillary by Cornering Republicans
July 07, 2015

Obama’s victories will become Clinton’s when the GOP vows to undo them.

Anthony Kennedy’s Same-Sex Marriage Opinion Was a Logical Disaster
July 01, 2015

It was the correct ruling, but John Roberts's dissent completely outmatched him.

Liberals, Don’t Get Complacent About the Supreme Court
June 30, 2015

The judicial threat to liberalism won’t end until a Democratic president replaces one of the Court’s conservatives with a liberal.