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"The Strongest Evidence We Have that Background Checks Really Matter"
A new study makes the case for gun control
February 18, 2014

A new study on universal background checks makes the strongest case yet that the policy saves lives.

Are Republicans Afraid to Talk About Michael Sam?
February 11, 2014

It's been mostly cheers for Michael Sam, except on the right—where it's been mostly silence. Can that change?

College Football Prospect Comes Out, Challenging the NFL to Draft Him
February 09, 2014

Michael Sam will be the first openly gay NFL player, if the NFL can get over itself.

The Man Who Could Have Saved Organized Labor
January 01, 2013

The American labor movement is in dire straits. Could a little-known, recently-departed dissident named Jerry Tucker have saved it?

Torture, America, and the Laws of War
December 21, 2012

Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American HistoryBy John Fabian Witt (Free Press, 498 pp., $32)   WAR IS ABOUT killing, maiming, and destroying. Yet in its midst men have sought heroism not only in savage acts of bravery but also in observing limits, in finding a way to affirm their and their adversaries’ common humanity, in the concept of honor as a higher expression of morality than is attainable even in peace.

A Buyer's Guide to The Bushmaster Company
December 18, 2012

A big private equity firm is selling its stake in the company that makes the Bushmaster rifle. Here's a helpful guide for potential buyers.

Yasser Arafat to Join a Long, Strange List of Famous Exhumations
November 26, 2012

Yasser Arafat is being exhumed Tuesday. Join the club.

The GOP Can’t Afford to Ignore Cities Anymore
November 12, 2012

Nixon's suburban strategy isn't going to cut it for Republicans in 2016.

Not Just “Legitimate Rape”: How Claire McCaskill, Campaign Genius, Won Her Race
November 07, 2012

Don't think Akin handed McCaskill her seat when he said the words "legitimate rape." Making hay out of something so dicey took incredible savvy.

Why Romney Came Out Against FEMA
October 29, 2012

Mitt Romney says we should let states handle disaster relief, with FEMA taking a back seat or shut down entirely. Here's what's behind that.

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