The smartest member of Congress is retiring. Who inherits his title?
Candidates to succeed Rep. Rush Holt—the Jeopardy champ and PhD in nuclear physics—atop the House of Nerds
Nullification by any other name...
In states with dreadful health outcomes, they're spending a lot of energy trying to keep people from signing up for health care
Historians weigh in with their top choices
When President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, he is expected to address ways of combatting economic inequality, as well as reforming immigration and the NSA. Skilled orator though he is, Obama will have a tough time living up to many of his predecessors, whose State of the Union addresses uplifted the spirit and psyche of the country in hard economic and political times.
Liquor ads in the age of the "gentleman" spokesman
Does every liquor really need its own "gentleman" spokesman?
The Kennedy Center Honors are a debauched sham
It's time to end the worst awards show in America
Running in New Hampshire, and taking on a fatuous political tradition
Scott Brown Is Getting Ready to Run in New Hampshire—And Take On American Politics' Most Fatuous Tradition
Evo Morales, Beyonce, Tariq Aziz: Sooner or later, everyone visits Mandela's cell in Robben Island.
The people the pols praise are having trouble making ends meet.
A liberal-arts education from the conservative network's biggest stars
What would a liberal arts education look like from the conservative network's biggest stars? We built the bookshelf.
The only question is when the administration will decide to toss her.