Molly Redden
Staff Writer

Ashley Judd's Arsenal
February 15, 2013

She's a Hollywood feminist, but also a Southern sweetheart. That could be a lethal combination on the campaign trail.

Unions Have High Hopes for Weed Workers
February 05, 2013

In marijuana, labor has found a growth industry. The Obama administration has other ideas. 

Inauguration Day, As Narrated by the Millennials of the Nation's Capitol
January 21, 2013

Listening in on the young people who helped elect Obama.

Have Family Dinners Prepared Teddy Turner to Be a Politician?
January 17, 2013

The media scion is still trying get out from under his dad's shadow.

The Smithsonian's $2 Million in Sandy Aid is Not Pork
January 15, 2013

Turns out everyone was wrong, and no one bothered to ask.

Texas Has Created a Costly Roadmap for Defunding Planned Parenthood
January 11, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry's anti-abortionism is proving costly for Texas.

A Brief History of Joe Biden's Up-and-Down Vice Presidency
January 07, 2013

Just a few weeks ago, Beltway tongues were gossiping about Vice President Joe Biden being a second-term neuter. See, for instance, the Politico article, "Joe Biden waits on sidelines," which opened like this: "Vice President Joe Biden walked the halls of Congress and hosted top-level talks at Blair House during the last fiscal showdown. This time, he’s roaming the aisles of Costco." Then, all of a sudden, Obama gave Biden charge of the gun violence task force he formed in the wake of the Newtown massacre.

The GOP Likes Michèle Flournoy for the Wrong Reasons, But She's the Right Choice
December 26, 2012

Yes, the GOP is just pretending—but they're right. She's the better pick.

Meet John Lott, the Man Who Wants to Arm America's Teachers
December 19, 2012

He claims to be a rigorous academic. He's not.

What Will Secretary of State John Kerry's Foreign Policy Look Like?
December 17, 2012

A roundup of Sen. John Kerry's foreign policy stances, including a little bit of dirty laundry.