Kevin Mahnken

Someday, these budget wars are going to end. On that day, when the world is once again safe for the passage of farm bills and Ted Cruz has finally run out of historical analogies, we’ll remember the Great Budget Negotiation of 2013 as little more than a chapter in a far longer story: that of the sequester.

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It’s the most common daydream of whichever consultant is masterminding Hillary Clinton’s campaign-in-waiting; for Republicans like Ted Cruz, there could be no greater catastrophe (leaving aside, naturally, the United Nations’ in

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Decades hence, when we’re telling our baffled grandkids about the historical move away from laws prohibiting adultery, miscegenation, sodomy, gay marriage, and (probably, let’s face it) polygamy, we’ll linger for a while on the crucial events of the last few weeks. This summer has already seen the Supreme Court’s monumental felling of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Exile Chic

A guide to celebrity asylums, defections, and passport swaps

Our guide to high-profile asylums, defections, and passport swaps

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Just as a smooth, luminous pearl hardens around the irritant of a single grain of sand, many of the most magnificent acts of social unrest come as the result of local issues and incidents that are easily forgotten in the haze of tear gas and improvised folk music.

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Chris Christie's Big Fat Authenticity

What the media misses about the governor's weight loss

What the media misses about the governor's weight loss

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A Brief History of 'Bags of Cash'

The CIA's Afghanistan bribes join a long and storied genre

The CIA's Afghanistan bribes join a long and storied genre.

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There's Nothing Wrong With Properly Politicizing a Tragedy

The unthinkable eventually happens. Why not exploit it?

The unthinkable eventually happens. Why not exploit it?

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The State of the Civil Union

Gay marriage gets all the press, but its precursor is still in play

Gay marriage gets all the press, but its precursor isn't dead yet.

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