Ronald Reagan

Obama's Tax Hikes Won't Be Nearly Big Enough
December 28, 2012

Republicans want to reduce the size of the federal government, and they won’t take no for an answer. “I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub,” Grover Norquist famously declared. And in negotiations over the fiscal cliff, they have insisted on cutting spending rather than raising taxes. “The President wants to pretend that spending isn’t the problem,” House Speaker John Boehner has complained. Democrats, for their part, have responded defensively.

Franklin Roosevelt: The Father of Gun Control
December 19, 2012

Gun control is one of the great pieces of unfinished business for the Democratic Party. Although the party has never been unified in its support of restrictive gun laws – indeed, gun control historically transcends the usual party lines – for the past century Democrats have pushed for a more vigorous role for government in regulating guns.

Are Texas Schools Forcing Students to Bear the Mark of the Antichrist?
November 28, 2012

It's not the GPS chip in student IDs that one family objects to.

The Illusory Power of Grover Norquist
November 27, 2012

Grover Norquist was never the reason Republicans resisted raising taxes.

The Myth of Second-Term Failure
November 16, 2012

Forget the "second-term curse." By year five, Obama should just be hitting his stride.

The Ecstasy and Agonies of a Permanent Democratic Majority
November 16, 2012

Why the Obama coalition might still flop.

Despite Their Losses Last Night, Republicans Have One Trick Left: Gridlock
November 07, 2012

Republicans still control one of the key systems of American government.

Eight More Years! The Case for Removing Term Limits
November 05, 2012

How the 22nd Amendment is hurting the country.

A Pre-Election Washingtoon Round-Up
November 02, 2012

Five cartoons from the most recent issues of The New Republic

Lech Walesa, Republican Surrogate
October 29, 2012

Mitt Romney used a meeting with Lech Walesa as a foreign policy talking point, but the two don't quite agree.

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