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Why Obama Should Lead From Behind on Gun Control
December 18, 2012

Obama has been ripped before for "leading from behind." But here, it's the right strategy.

A Fiscal Deal Is Emerging—But Is It Any Good?
December 17, 2012

Obama and Boehner may be near agreement on the fiscal cliff. Should liberals be satisfied?

What Will Secretary of State John Kerry's Foreign Policy Look Like?
December 17, 2012

A roundup of Sen. John Kerry's foreign policy stances, including a little bit of dirty laundry.

Martin Baron's Plan to Save The Washington Post
December 17, 2012

D.C. changed, but the Washington Post didn't. Can Metro coverage save it now?

Have Republicans Finally Found a Winning Fiscal Cliff Strategy?
December 14, 2012

John Boehner may have finally found a way to back Obama into a corner.

Universities and Charities: A Lobby Like Any Other
December 12, 2012

Charities and universities have every right to pursue their self-interest in the fiscal cliff debate. But let's recognize it for what it is.

Marijuana: A Winning GOP Issue?
December 08, 2012

If marijuana advocates have come down at all since last month's victories in Colorado and Washington, then a couple of recent national polls should give them another lift. New surveys by CBS News and Quinnipiac show 47 to 51 percent of Americans supporting legalization, with between 44 and 47 percent opposed. This is good news for liberals, but not necessarily for President Obama. After all, both the Washington and Colorado laws expressly contradict the Controlled Substances Act, which President Obama is supposed to enforce.

GOPocalypse: A Guide to Republican Purges
December 06, 2012

Who's trashing whom on the right? Here's a handy guide to post-election GOP recrimination.

Why Are We Fascinated With Post-Election Romney?
December 04, 2012

This is so much more fun than 2008.

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