Noam Scheiber

Senior Editor

Obama, You've Got Leverage

Now use it

Now he just has to use it.

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Do We Have to Choose Between Guns and Climate?

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?

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Why'd He Do It?

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.

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Obamacare Is Killing the GOP

Republicans' obsession with the law will be the party's undoing

Republicans' obsession with the law will be the party's undoing.

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Hunger Games

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.

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Notes on a Trumped Up Scandal

The IRS fiasco shows that conservatives can be PC too

The IRS fiasco shows that conservatives can be PC too.

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Meet the Most Important Ted Cruz Birther: Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is eligible to be president under almost any reading of the Constitution—except his own

Ted Cruz is eligible to be president under almost any reading of the Constitution—except his own.

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Grover Norquist Isn't Losing Power: He Never Had It

An anti-tax activist in winter

He never had it

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Why the FAA furloughs are only fair. 

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Meet Feiz Mohammad, the Australian preacher who dominated Tamerlan Tsarnev's YouTube channel

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