Timothy Noah

Everyone's a Queen

The Republicans' rapidly expanding definition of welfare

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

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Political Science in the Crosshairs

Republicans defund academic studies whose lessons they don't want to learn

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

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Harry Reid Reaps What He Sowed

The failure to reform the filibuster is already taking a toll

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

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

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Why conservatives want to break up the banks, too.

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Bravo, Dick

In a new documentary, Cheney gives a masterful performance

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. Listening to Cheney’s quiet, calm voice, Nicholas Lemann observed a dozen years ago in the New Yorker, was like

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Facing the Facts Doesn't Always Change Minds

A new study on inequality shows that knowledge doesn't move the needle—with one exception

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

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

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

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John Boehner's Kiss of Death

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

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

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