The Republicans' rapidly expanding definition of welfare
Is welfare spending, as Republicans now claim, the largest item in the federal budget? Only if you make up a new definition for welfare.
Republicans defund academic studies whose lessons they don't want to learn
Under the cover of austerity, Republicans defund academic studies whose lessons they don't want to learn.
The failure to reform the filibuster is already taking a toll
The cost of failing to reform the filibuster is already apparent.
His column against increasing the top tax rate starts wrong, and only gets worse.
Why conservatives want to break up the banks, too.
In a new documentary, Cheney gives a masterful performance
The World According To Dick Cheney, a documentary that airs March 15 on Showtime, includes so fine an acoustical solo performance by its subject that it could be titled Dick Cheney Unplugged. Listening to Cheney’s quiet, calm voice, Nicholas Lemann observed a dozen years ago in the New Yorker, was like
A new study on inequality shows that knowledge doesn't move the needle—with one exception
A new study on inequality shows that knowledge doesn't move the needle. Except when it comes to the "death tax."
College costs are rising. Why won’t anyone stop them?
Why Congress should raise the minimum wage
It beats asking Congress to spend money.
The GOP only cares about tax reduction
Republicans only care about tax reduction.