Molly Redden
Staff Writer

The Chris Christie-Rand Paul War That Wasn't
August 01, 2013

We think of the days when the Hearsts and Pulitzers of this country fanned the flames of war to sell newspapers as long behind us, but as it turns out, it’s an impulse that’s alive and well in certain newsrooms.Did that strike you as needlessly hyper

Facebook Isn't the Key to Catching Terrorists
July 30, 2013

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that U.N.

The Two Kinds of Sexism Facing Fed Chair Hopeful Janet Yellen
July 26, 2013

There are now two, parallel debates taking place outside the White House over President Obama's choice of Fed chair Ben Bernanke's replacement.

Liz Cheney's Foe Doesn't Deserve Your Sympathy
July 23, 2013

Here’s a tip for conservative back-benchers looking to give their reputations a boost: get Liz Cheney to run against you.

Kentucky Might Finally Turn on Mitch McConnell
July 22, 2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been having a rough couple of weeks—ever since an emboldened Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, declared in mid-July that he was willing to use the nuclear option to stop Republican filibusters of execu

The 2016 Republican Primary is Going to be Awesome
July 19, 2013

I want to enter for the record my unseemly, unabashed excitement for the 2016 Republican primaries.

The Conversation About Race That Rich Lowry Wants
July 18, 2013

Let’s take the advice of Politico contributor Rich Lowry. Let’s have a national non-conversation about race in the wake of the Zimmerman case.

Why Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Are Taking on Military Sex Assault
July 16, 2013

Kirsten Gillibrand has made two unlikely allies in her efforts to address the military’s endemic problems with sexual abuse: Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas.

Lamar Alexander's Agenda for a Filibuster-Free Senate
July 15, 2013

Is Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander such a proud upholder of Senate tradition that he can’t bear to give ground on the filibuster? Is he simply spoiling for a fight?

The Awkward Racial Politics of Immigration Reform
July 15, 2013

No sooner had I flipped open a notebook than Mike Cutler pounced. “Who are you with? Let’s find some air conditioning,” he said, altogether skipping the step where he introduces himself and offers to be interviewed.