An "Enlightened" Mike White Wants to Change TV
January 17, 2013
The show's creator, like its main character, was born anew after a breakdown.
Gay Rights Gets a Brown v. Board—If It Doesn't Backfire
December 10, 2012
The Supreme Court has announced it will look at two gay marriage cases. Chris Matthews feels a thrill running up his leg. Shivers are probably the right response. But not necessarily the Matthews kind. The Court’s consideration of the sweeping challenge to California’s Proposition 8 raises the odds that the Supreme Court strategy may backfire—a risk that the modest challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act was likely to avoid.
Putting the President on the Couch
November 16, 2012
How has Obama changed in the last four years? To find out, Franklin Foer talks to three Obama-ologists: Barney Frank, Ron Suskind, and David Maraniss
26 Election Day Predictions
November 06, 2012
What's Obama's Best State? How about Romney's Best County?
Barack Obama, Supportable and Inscrutable
October 05, 2012
Why are we no closer to understanding Barack Obama?
Who’s the Boss? The Worst Post-Citizen’s United Ruling Yet
September 11, 2012
On August 14, several hundred coal miners joined Mitt Romney at the Century Mine near Bealsville, Ohio, to cheer the Republican nominee as he denounced a “war on coal” by the Obama administration. Two weeks later, an official of the company that owns the mine, Murray Energy Corp. (which has given more than $900,000 to Republican candidates in the last two years, far more than any other coal company) admitted that the miners were not all there by choice. “Attendance at the Romney event was mandatory,” Rob Moore, the chief financial officer of Murray Energy told radio host David Blomquist.
Republicans Heart Union Bosses
August 26, 2012
It's a sign of just how screwed up the campaign finance landscape is post-Citizens United that Republicans are now siding with union bosses.
The Origins of Foreigners
August 24, 2012
Rethinking the Other in AntiquityBy Erich S. Gruen (Princeton University Press, 415 pp., $39.50) MITT ROMNEY, along with other Republicans, has worked hard over the last few months to present Barack Obama as something other than a genuine native-born American. He has stopped short of the absurdities of the “birther movement,” but he has insisted that the president, in all the ways that really matter, is somehow less American, and more foreign, than he and the members of his party.
At first glance, Ursula Rozum, who has curly hair and a pierced nose, seems more like your average late-twenties hipster than a congressional candidate. But Rozum was in Baltimore this past weekend to promote her run for Congress in New York—and to support Roseanne Barr as the next president of the United States. While Roseanne’s candidacy may seem like a joke to some, it’s no laughing matter here in Baltimore’s Holiday Inn ballroom, home to the Green Party’s national convention.