When we last left the House Republicans, they were balking at bipartisan immigration reform while laboring to cut domestic spending to Neanderthal levels, not merely the Eisenhower-era levels of the sequester.
Dear Lawyer: It's Not You, It's Your Profession
Defenders of Big Law sound a lot like the defenders of the real estate bubble in the the mid-2000s. Look how well that ended!
The flabby thinking behind Obama's possible Fed nomination
For Fed chair, Obama could pick a woman who fought the good fight. Or he could pick an abrasive insider whose record is decidedly mixed.
Can we at least talk it over first?
Ezra Klein reported yesterday that Larry Summers is now the leading candidate to replace Ben Bernanke when Bernanke's term as Fed chairman expires in January. This, for those who haven’t been following every twist and turn in the Fed sweepstakes, comes as a surprise.
The money Is drying up—and America's most storied firms are terrified
A dispatch from the last days of big law
This town may only be big enough for one single issue movement
Ever since Alec MacGillis’s terrific piece about building a progressive answer to the NRA, I’ve struggled with a nagging question: If, as Alec shows, the way to move the ball on gun control is to embrace the issue with single-minded intensity—specifically, to attack opponents and bolster supporters, regardless of which party they belong to--then doesn’t that mean other issues will suffer as a result?
To understand Edward Snowden's motivations, look to Aaron Swartz
Since the 29-year-old intelligence contractor Edward Snowden outed himself as the source of the NSA leaks on Sunday, reporters and pundits—heck, even Snowden himself—have compared him with Bradley Manning, the Army private on trial for passing classified material about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to Wikileaks. There’s obviously something to the comparison—both men were apparently dedicated enough to the cause of transparency to risk their lives for it.
Republicans' obsession with the law will be the party's undoing
Republicans' obsession with the law will be the party's undoing.
The conservative plan to starve government has paid off with the IRS scandal
The conservative plan to starve government has paid off with the IRS scandal.