Politics

April 12, 2013

In Defense of Polarizing Politicians
What Margaret Thatcher could teach Obama-era pundits
12:00 AM

Barack Obama's critics—and many of his supporters—assume a leader who polarizes the population has failed. Margaret Thatcher's many eulogists do not share that view. 

April 11, 2013

Washington Isn't Spooked by the Secret McConnell Tape
4:30 PM

On Tuesday, Mother Jones reporter David Corn released audio of Senator Mitch McConnell and his reelection campaign staff yukking it up over the various zany quotes and writings of Ashley Judd, who was considering a run against McConnell at the time.

April 10, 2013

A Budget to Shortchange Our Future
Obama's plan doesn't do enough to shrink entitlement growth
2:46 PM

Obama's plan doesn't do enough to shrink entitlement growth.

Gun Control Is a Waste of Precious Time
Obama should have saved political capital for the economy
2:40 PM

Obama should have saved political capital for stimulating the economy. 

The Dean of "Dissent"
Michael Walzer on drones, democracy, and his retirement
12:03 PM

Michael Walzer on drones, democracy, and his retirement.

Breaking Up Isn't So Hard to Do
Why Harry Reid and the NRA parted ways
12:00 AM

Why Harry Reid and the NRA parted ways.

The 'Emerging Democratic Majority' Isn't Assured—Unless the GOP Refuses to Change
12:00 AM

The future of the GOP has been up for debate since its defeat in last November’s elections, and for the most part the question has been not if, but how Republicans should change.

Moneyball for Judges
The statistics of judicial behavior
12:00 AM

How can we learn how political judges' decisions are? By looking at the statistics.

April 09, 2013

Bob McDonnell's Big Fat Dietary-Supplement Wedding
The governor can kiss his 2016 hopes goodbye
4:31 PM

The governor can kiss his 2016 hopes goodbye.

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