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  • The Mayor of Food

    31 October 2014, 4:49 pm by: Corby Kummer

    Long before the food movement took shape, Thomas Menino believed in—and acted on—its ideals: fresh food available to everyone of every income level, and as a route to better health.
  • The First Republican Primary Debate for 2016 Is Already Scheduled

    31 October 2014, 4:07 pm by: Russell Berman

    Let's get ready to rumble.
  • Sex on Campus: UCLA Students Weigh Affirmative-Consent Laws

    31 October 2014, 12:09 pm by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The loudest voices in the debate have come from off-campus. What do current undergraduates think?
  • Who Controls Foreign Policy: The President or Congress?

    31 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Garrett Epps

    A Supreme Court case over whether passports for people born in Jerusalem should read "Israel" or not could have a surprisingly big effect on the balance of power in the United States.
  • Political Correctness Is Back

    31 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Peter Beinart

    Until U.S. relations with the Muslim world improve, expect more ugly fights like the one over Bill Maher speaking at UC Berkeley.
  • Not That Kind of Republican

    31 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Molly Ball

    Colorado's Cory Gardner may have found a way to turn a blue state red by co-opting Democrats' tactics—and their message.
  • The Renegade Nurse

    30 October 2014, 5:18 pm by: Russell Berman

    Kaci Hickox has protested Ebola-related quarantines in New Jersey and Maine. She's making a stand for science and civil liberties, but is she being unreasonable?
  • Life as an Obama Impersonator

    30 October 2014, 3:31 pm by: Chris Heller

    "When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."
  • American Blindness to the Racism All Around Us

    30 October 2014, 2:35 pm by: David A. Graham

    Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recalls her epiphany about identity when she arrived in the United States.
  • Political News From Maine: Latest Shifts in the Race for Governor

    30 October 2014, 1:39 pm by: James Fallows

    An independent candidate deals with a "what-if?" question
  • The Constitutional Right of Scabby the Rat

    30 October 2014, 1:08 pm by: Polly Mosendz

    This week, a New York district judge ruled that the inflatable is not going to be exterminated anytime soon.
  • Team Obama Isn't Blinking on Cutting Carbon

    30 October 2014, 12:27 pm by: David A. Graham

    Even under the threat of a Republican Congress, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz insists the White House will keep pushing for lower emissions.
  • House Republicans Can't Find Anyone to Sue the President

    30 October 2014, 12:06 pm by: Russell Berman

    The silver lining? The two law firms ditched the case so quickly they didn't perform enough work to cost taxpayers any money.
  • A Hotel's Right to Protect the Privacy of Its Guests

    30 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Can police can demand records of where, when, and with whom people slept without a warrant?
  • How to Talk About Climate Change in an Oil-and-Gas Mecca

    30 October 2014, 10:44 am by: David A. Graham

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly lesbian leader of a big city, cuts a pragmatic path on issues from global warming to immigration.
  • Will a Republican Congress Be a Hot Mess?

    30 October 2014, 8:30 am by: Norm Ornstein

    The GOP has a good chance to win control on Tuesday. Whether they can control themselves is another question.
  • Congress Still Has No Idea How Much the NSA Spies on Americans

    30 October 2014, 7:06 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Adequate oversight is impossible when even diligent members of the Senate Intelligence Committee can't get basic facts about surveillance.
  • Is Philanthropy Bad for Democracy?

    30 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Gara LaMarche

    Progressives are hypersensitive to way the big money in politics perpetuates advantage and inequality, but seem blind to the dangers posed by largely unaccountable donors.
  • Vice Is the Establishment Now

    29 October 2014, 6:16 pm by: David A. Graham

    When it's hard to tell the difference between a former White House press secretary and a hipster media CEO, times have changed.
  • The Libertarian Capitalist's Case for State Power and Making No Money

    29 October 2014, 5:41 pm by: David A. Graham

    Peter Thiel praises the great government-engineering projects and the impoverished inventors like Tesla and the Wright brothers.
  • Gaming Out the End of the Gay-Marriage Fight

    29 October 2014, 4:51 pm by: David A. Graham

    Evan Wolfson and Ted Olson aren't pleased with the Supreme Court's decision not to make marriage equality the law of the land, but they're ready to keep fighting.
  • The Millennials Who Prefer Democrats Don't Plan on Voting

    29 October 2014, 1:53 pm by: Russell Berman

    Once the key to President Obama's appeal, young voters have grown disenchanted, and those who are likely to vote want a Republican Congress.
  • Shrinking Prisons: Good Crime-Fighting and Good Government

    29 October 2014, 1:30 pm by: Eric Schnurer

    Corrections is the ultimate human service—and it can be done more cheaply and more effectively without locking so many people up.
  • Does Eric Holder Want to Prosecute Journalists or Not?

    29 October 2014, 1:16 pm by: David A. Graham

    The attorney general continues to wrestle with how to handle national-security-leak prosecutions, but says leakers in Ferguson, Missouri, "need to shut up."
  • Do Campaigns Actually Produce More Voter Apathy?

    29 October 2014, 12:12 pm by: Kathy Gilsinan

    "People are a whole lot more interested in themselves than they are in the candidates."

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