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Eight Ways Obama Can Jam Through His Agenda Without Congress
November 16, 2012

House Republicans still don't want to cooperate with Obama. So here's eight policies the executive branch can carry out all by itself.

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

Why the Obama coalition might still flop.

How Human Rights Became our Ideology
November 16, 2012

The modern idea of human rights was only created after World War II. In the next half-century, it became a global movement.

How Vulnerable Is John Kerry’s Senate Seat?
November 14, 2012

A Kerry appointment would put a Senate seat up for grabs. Can Democrats retain it?

Go Ahead and Secede, Texas. I Dare You.
November 14, 2012

Don't mess with Texas? Don't mess with us!

Not All “Teams of Rivals” Are Made the Same: China’s Disastrously Divided Leadership
November 13, 2012

This year’s succession of power has been far from smooth. China’s political elite is clearly divided against itself.

What Black Turnout for Obama in 2012 Means for the GOP in 2016
November 13, 2012

Obama did even better with black voters in 2012. They may play an even larger role in 2016.

Washington State Proves It’s More Liberal than Amsterdam
November 07, 2012

Washington state ain't no Canada or Amsterdam. In fact, as of yesterday, it's even more liberal.

No Matter Who Wins Today, the Electoral College Has to Go
November 05, 2012

The possibility of a split between the electoral and popular votes is another reminder that the Electoral College should be got rid of.

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