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Reform Conservatives Have No Choice But to Move Further Left
June 12, 2014

Liberals are actually more clear eyed about the challenges facing the conservative reform agenda than the reformicons themselves. 

A GOP Senate Candidate Blows The Lid Off Conservative Racial Politics
May 06, 2014

You won't believe what the GOP's favorite North Carolina Senate candidate said about people on welfare.

Conservatives Hold the Line, Offer Weak Defense of Racist Rancher As Martyr for Liberty
April 24, 2014

I had assumed that Cliven Bundy's lapse into slaver nostalgia would augur the end of his martyr status on the right. But I was wrong.

Republicans' Nasty Attempt to Welfarize Obamacare
April 17, 2014

No matter what metric you use to estimate Obamacare enrollment, the law's opponents will lowball you one way or another.

Read My Lips: More New Taxes!
A bigger April 15 bill would mean a better society
April 14, 2014

That check you wrote today buys you a lot. Feel proud of it.

Bad Idea of the Day: Drug Testing Welfare Applicants
March 14, 2014

A Q&A with health policy expert Harold Pollack.

The New GOP Poverty Efforts Are Impractical, Incoherent, and Inhumane
And they'll also put more kids in poverty
March 04, 2014

Obama's agenda embraces things that work. Paul Ryan's embraces revolutionary chaos.

Socialized Law Would Be a Massive, Unworkable Nightmare
February 04, 2014

Unequal spending on legal services isn't a crisis, and doesn't need this solution

Rubio Talks Poverty, Says Things That Are Not Totally Crazy
January 09, 2014

Rubio's anti-poverty agenda has lots of problems. But at least he's engaging in the debate.

Today Is the Slowest News Day of the Year. Just Look at the New York Times
December 28, 2013

Only one of the front page's six stories qualifies as news.

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