Even a majority of Republicans do!
The show gets the twisted, paranoid spirit of Washington right, even if it exaggerates the details.
And why we can't let Republicans cut them even more.
These two maps show the combined domestic and international flight routes for American Airlines and US Airways.
Fewer people are sweating over the LSAT’s infamous reasoning questions these days.
Gallup released a poll Tuesday showing that 60 percent of Americans favor capital punishment—the lowest rate in nearly 40 years. This comes about a month after the FBI released its 2012 national crime statistics, the latest data point in a long-term reduction in violent crime since the early 1990s. As the two graphs below show, these two figures have similar trajectories.
But historian Michael Hiltzik says Obama could've learned a few lessons from FDR
Alf Landon has been largely forgotten by history, but conservatives today ought to refresh their memories. Landon, a Republican, challenged President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1936 election on a platform of repealing Social Security—before the program had even begun. FDR won in a landslide, taking all states but two.
We’re in Week Three of the government shutdown, speeding toward the October 17 debt ceiling deadline. The stalemate continues, and the Smithsonian's still closed. We know the two parties are talking, but what are they actually saying? We're not talking tea leaves here; rather, definitions. Here's a handy glossary for the procedural and partisan parlance of the "shutdown showdown" and "debt-ceiling debacle."
Tim Richmond's terrific photographs of the American West
British photographer Tim Richmond first experienced the American West at a rodeo, in Sheridan, Wyoming. “Straight away, I was hooked,” he says. That was in 2007. He returned many times over the next four years, stopping to take pictures in places like Casper, Wyoming and Jericho Road, Utah. “Following hunches, the project evolved naturally,” he says. Those hunches, and years on the road, produced "Last Best Hiding Place," a photography collection that honors Richmond’s West.
America's natural wonders and historic landmarks are the latest victims of Congressional inaction. In a Los Angeles Times report Monday, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell complains that Congress has failed to pass dozens of public lands bills that would establish new monuments or add territory to already existing parks—and that President Obama could bypass congressional approval.