Politics

January 30, 2014

Americans Have Stopped Thinking of Themselves as Middle Class
5:40 PM

A rhetorical shift that means a lot about politics

How Taxpayer-Funded Schools Teach Creationism—and Get Away With It
3:19 PM

It’s National School Choice Week, and among the latest controversies is whether and to what extent publicly funded alternatives to traditional public schools should be held to the same test-based accountability standards.

January 29, 2014

Rumors of Obamacare's Death (Spiral) Are Greatly Exaggerated
11:00 PM

Another insurer says the system looks fine—not that you'll hear about it from conservatives.

'Miscarriage Management': The Next Front in the Abortion Wars

Texas' draconian anti-choice laws have led to this latest work-around for abortion docs.

The Smallness of Barack Obama: Diminishment, Drift, and Sighful Contemplation
8:00 PM

Obama's defeatist State of the Union should have taken its cues from the words of an inspiring Chinese dissident.

There's No Such Thing as a "Real Man"

What Obama and Michael Grimm both get wrong about masculinity.

The Inequality Speech That Wasn't
12:08 AM

Yes, he used the "i" word. But was it that different than all that's come before?

January 28, 2014

Who You Calling a Lame Duck?
11:58 PM

The prevailing consensus in Washington is that President Obama is done creating public policy. He may have the ambition to do more, the thinking goes, but he doesn’t have the political support.

The Boldest Part of Obama's Speech Was His Iran Veto Threat
11:57 PM

The president stands strong against Senate pressure.

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