Politics

June 27, 2014

Louis XVI Wasn't Killed by Ideas
This is what happens when you ignore the role of politics in intellectual history
8:00 PM

This is what happens when you ignore the role of politics in intellectual history

China's One-Child Policy May Be Making the Country More Violent
A 1 percent increase in the ratio between the sexes leads to a 5 percent increase in the crime rate

A 1 percent increase in the ratio between the sexes leads to a 5 percent increase in the crime rate.

What the “Transgender Tipping Point” Really Means
5:00 PM

The time is coming when everyone who believes in equality and social justice must decide where they stand on the issue of trans rights.

Republicans Have a Choice: Their Donors, Their Right-Wingers, or a Government Shutdown
2:13 PM

There's almost no chance anyone will shut down government over the Export-Import bank, but if it happens, it will be John Boehner who does it.

Conservatives Are Obsessed With Debunking the 1-in-5 Rape Statistic. They're Wrong, Too.
A report from the Independent Women's Forum, where facts are stupid things

A report from the Independent Women's Forum, where facts are stupid things.

QEDaily: Here's How the Poor Really Live
8:50 AM

In a new survey, conservative voters said they thought the poor had it "easy." The evidence says otherwise.

June 26, 2014

Meet Luis. He Fled Gangs in Honduras. But the U.S. Probably Won't Protect Him.
Our asylum laws are failing Central American migrants
10:00 PM

America's asylum laws are failing Central Americans like "Luis."

The Middle East That France and Britain Drew Is Finally Unravelling
And there's very little the U.S. can do to stop it
8:00 PM

Now that map is crumbling.

Howard Baker Was the Kind of Reasonable Republican That Hardly Exists Anymore
The Senate majority leader showed that decency, patriotism, and hardball politics can coexist
6:18 PM

The Senate majority leader showed that decency, patriotism, and hardball politics can coexist.

This Map Shows You What Environmental Progress Looks Like
5:19 PM

You can watch the air get cleaner and cleaner.

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