Lifer

Bill Nye, the Climate Guy
A kids' TV star is liberals' most effective spokesman against right-wing science skeptics
March 27, 2014

D.C. Democrats are often pretty bad at debating right-wing science skeptics. Be grateful that a kids' TV star has stepped into the void. 

Meet the GOP's Supermom
Why Cathy McMorris Rodgers is giving the State of the Union response
January 27, 2014

Why the GOP chose Cathy McMorris Rodgers to give the State of the Union response.

"When the Talib Said, 'Which One of You is Malala,' I Squeezed My Friend's Hand"
Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for speaking up. Now she's telling her story.
October 05, 2013

One way: to recover as gracefully as 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai has from being shot in the face

More Reasons for Optimism About Iran's New President
September 19, 2013

Iran's new president is headed to New York this week. Americans should be optimistic.

Ignore Huma Abedin
You shouldn't care about political wives
August 01, 2013

You shouldn't care about political wives.

Nelson Mandela's Less Attractive Legacy
How will history judge the world's favorite saint?
July 18, 2013

Not as kindly as you think.

He’s Handsome, He’s Progressive, He’s a Rocker...
And man, would Martin O’Malley make a lousy presidential candidate
July 02, 2013

And man, would Martin O’Malley make a lousy presidential candidate.

Eric Holder, Cave Man
Why the attorney general always disappoints himself
June 20, 2013

Why the attorney general always disappoints himself.

Betty White Is Not a Sex Machine
Our culture’s cruel obsession with dirty old women
June 16, 2013

Our culture’s cruel obsession with dirty old women.

How Mitch McConnell Enabled Barack Obama
He's won numerous tactical victories. His legacy will be strategic defeat
May 15, 2013

Being an obstructionist wasn't why he came to Washington.

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