Noam Scheiber
Senior Editor

Harry Reid Should Kill the Filibuster, for Real This Time
Democrats have all the leverage. Why won't they use it?
August 06, 2013

Up until three weeks ago, Senate Republicans had gone out of their way to block Obama’s highest-profile executive-branch nominees, typically for no other reason than that the president had selected them.

Obama's Boys Club: Summers Shows How Gender Bias Really Works
The White House's defense actually underscores the problem
August 01, 2013

Of all the charges and counter-charges that have been aired so far in the reality show known as “America’s Next Fed Chairman,” none is more explosive than the charge of sexism.

Obstructing Obama Isn't in the House GOP's Self-Interest
July 30, 2013

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.

Yes, Big Law Really is Dying
Dear Lawyer: It's Not You, It's Your Profession
July 28, 2013

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 New Larry Summers Sure Looks Like the Old Larry Summers
The flabby thinking behind Obama's possible Fed nomination
July 25, 2013

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.

Wait, Larry Summers Is Now the Favorite for the Fed?
Can we at least talk it over first?
July 24, 2013

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, com

The Last Days of Big Law
The money is drying up—and America's most storied firms are terrified
July 21, 2013

A dispatch from the last days of big law

Obama, You've Got Leverage
Now use it
July 01, 2013

Now he just has to use it.

Do We Have to Choose Between Guns and Climate?
This town may only be big enough for one single issue movement
June 17, 2013

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—specifi

Why'd He Do It?
To understand Edward Snowden's motivations, look to Aaron Swartz
June 10, 2013

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 classi

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