Timothy Noah

Everyone's a Queen
The Republicans' rapidly expanding definition of welfare
April 01, 2013

Is welfare spending, as Republicans now claim, the largest item in the federal budget? Only if you make up a new definition for welfare.

Political Science in the Crosshairs
Republicans defund academic studies whose lessons they don't want to learn
March 22, 2013

Under the cover of austerity, Republicans defund academic studies whose lessons they don't want to learn.

Harry Reid Reaps What He Sowed
The failure to reform the filibuster is already taking a toll
March 19, 2013

The cost of failing to reform the filibuster is already apparent.

David Brooks Doesn't Remember the 1950s Very Well
March 19, 2013

His column against increasing the top tax rate starts wrong, and only gets worse.

Why Conservatives Want to Break Up the Banks, Too
March 16, 2013

Why conservatives want to break up the banks, too.

Bravo, Dick
In a new documentary, Cheney gives a masterful performance
March 14, 2013

The World According To Dick Cheney, a documentary that airs March 15 on Showtime, includes so fine an acoustical solo performance by its subject that it could be titled Dick Cheney Unplugged.

Facing the Facts Doesn't Always Change Minds
A new study on inequality shows that knowledge doesn't move the needle—with one exception
March 12, 2013

A new study on inequality shows that knowledge doesn't move the needle. Except when it comes to the "death tax."

Once the Sequester Is Solved, Rand Paul Will Go Back to Being an Oddball
March 08, 2013

He better enjoy his moment in the sun, because it'll set once the defense hawks awaken.

Here's Why Obama's Last Grand Plan to Control College Costs Flopped
March 08, 2013

College costs are rising. Why won’t anyone stop them?

John Boehner's Kiss of Death
Why the House Republicans are so efficient at cleaning up their scandals
March 07, 2013

Why the House Republicans are so efficient at cleaning up their scandals.

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