South Carolina

Tim Scott's Rise Is Because of His Talent, Not His Race
December 22, 2012

The new senator from South Carolina has a knack for being everything to everyone.

Torture, America, and the Laws of War
December 21, 2012

Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American HistoryBy John Fabian Witt (Free Press, 498 pp., $32)   WAR IS ABOUT killing, maiming, and destroying. Yet in its midst men have sought heroism not only in savage acts of bravery but also in observing limits, in finding a way to affirm their and their adversaries’ common humanity, in the concept of honor as a higher expression of morality than is attainable even in peace.

A Romney in Palin Clothing: The Political Style of Kelly Ayotte
December 06, 2012

Why John McCain likes his new best friend.

DeMint: Farewell, Filibusteringest Senator
December 06, 2012

Good riddance to Senator Tea Party Jim DeMint.

The Election 2012 Trail Mix Awards
November 09, 2012

It's time to recap the most memorable moments of the 2012 campaign.

Romney’s Secrecy: Did He Get Away With It?
October 31, 2012

Mitt Romney has gotten away with refusing to give up more than two years of tax returns, and much other standard disclosure. Or has he?

After Abbottabad: Navy SEALs and American Security
October 19, 2012

What's next for Navy's SEAL Team Six?

The Right-wing Rivalry Behind Dinesh D’Souza's “Sex” Scandal
October 16, 2012

Meet Marvin Olasky, the evangelical who published an expose about D'Souza's love life.

Fox News Fails Geography, Uses False Map Of North Carolina
October 16, 2012

There's nothing more fair and balanced than an imaginary map.

This Week’s Big Political Story That Went Almost Entirely Unnoticed
August 30, 2012

The thousands of reporters who departed the nation’s capital to cover the Republican National Convention in Florida have done an admirable job covering an important political event. But a big story taking place in the national media’s own backyard, one arguably even more important than the convention, slipped by almost entirely unnoticed: the federal court case pitting South Carolina against the Department of Justice over the state’s controversial Voter ID law.

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