Politics

October 10, 2013

Device Makers Would Love Repeal of Their Tax. But Would Conservatives?
11:34 AM

Republican leaders and, finally, many of their followers are coming to grips with the obvious: They can't use the government shutdown or threat of default to kill Obamacare.

The GOP Can Rebound From Record Low Favorability Ratings
11:06 AM

Just because the Republican numbers are in the tank doesn't mean they can't bounce back soon. It happened in 1999 too.

We Need an Invasive NSA
12:00 AM

It’s the best way to stave off the oncoming onslaught of cyber-attacks.

This Is Why a Grand Bargain Is a Grand Pipe Dream
12:00 AM

Last week, House Speaker John Boehner reportedly floated the idea that the government shutdown and debt-ceiling crisis could be resolved with a "grand bargain" that would reduce the long-term budget deficit. Whispers of such a deal continue, but

October 09, 2013

George Will Confused About Desirability of Civil and Women's Rights Movements
9:14 PM

In his Thursday column in The Washington Post, George Will gives a perfect encapsulation of his (widely shared) worldview and values without quite meaning to do so. For this reason, if no other, it deserves close attention.

The U.N. May Be Violating Its Own Chemical Weapons Convention
5:48 PM

As inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons begin their inspections in Syria, they could find themselves on a collision course with the United Nations Security Council resolution that put them there in the first place.

Obama Just Made a Terrible Mistake on Egypt
5:17 PM

In a certain sense, the Obama administration’s decision to withhold much of the $1.3 billion in annual aid given to Egypt isn’t surprising. U.S.

Janet Yellen Will Be a Better Fed Chair Because of Who She Hangs Out With
4:47 PM

Much has been written about Janet Yellen’s views on the proper tradeoff between unemployment and inflation, and about her economic forecasting powers.

Paul Ryan's Proposal Is Still a Ransom That Democrats Shouldn't Pay
12:01 PM

The big news this morning is a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Paul Ryan, in which he dangles a new offer to President Obama and the Democrats.

That Pollster Who Promises a Democratic Landslide Has a Track Record
11:10 AM

Democrats are getting excited about retaking the House.

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