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  • Why New York Democrats Have Turned Against Andrew Cuomo

    15 April 2014, 10:56 am by: Alex Seitz-Wald

    After initial moves on gun control and gay marriage, the governor is drawing fire for not taking up more progressive stands.
  • How America Pays Taxes—in 10 Not-Entirely-Depressing Charts

    15 April 2014, 9:00 am by: Derek Thompson

    A brief history of where your money goes and why
  • 28 Distinct Takes on Gay Marriage and Stigma

    15 April 2014, 8:03 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Reader correspondence underscores the variety of opinion on the issue.
  • Barack Obama's Challenge to American Morality

    14 April 2014, 3:08 pm by: Ta-Nehisi Coates

    His address on voter-suppression efforts is one of the most significant and morally grounded speeches of his presidency.
  • Ted Cruz Is Beating Rand Paul in the Tea Party Primary

    14 April 2014, 2:51 pm by: Molly Ball

    The two men's presidential hopes rest on appeals to the right-wing grassroots—and those voters seem to prefer Cruz.
  • If Doctors Don't Like Electronic Medical Records, Should We Care?

    14 April 2014, 1:21 pm by: James Fallows

    "Yes, there are problems in any technology implementation and there always will be. But fewer people die. Yes, it is important to connect with the patient. But fewer people die. Yes, the opportunity to pad billing is obscene. But fewer people die."
  • The Irony of Cliven Bundy's Unconstitutional Stand

    14 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Matt Ford

    The Nevada rancher isn't just resisting the Bureau of Land Management—he's also fighting against his state's unusual constitutional history.
  • Obama on Voter Suppression: The Right Speech in the Wrong Place

    14 April 2014, 12:28 pm by: Andrew Cohen

    The president is right to speak out, but he needs to preach to someone other than the converted.
  • Obama's Real Job: Fundraiser in Chief

    14 April 2014, 11:00 am by: James Oliphant

    In a post-McCutcheon world, big donors matter even more in politics, which means major figures like the president will have to win them over more.
  • A Reader's Case for Punishing Gay-Marriage Opponents

    14 April 2014, 9:02 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The case for stigma—and its limits
  • Are Pot Reformers Too Optimistic? The View From 1977

    14 April 2014, 8:00 am by: David A. Graham

    That year, Jimmy Carter's drug czar attended a marijuana-soaked party in Washington and reportedly used cocaine. You won't believe what happened next.
  • Hacking the Political Platform: Why One Candidate Is Using Github

    11 April 2014, 2:00 pm by: Robinson Meyer

    This Congressional hopeful believes the code-management service will give voters a voice.
  • How Congress Stayed Wet in the Dry Years of Prohibition

    11 April 2014, 12:36 pm by: Emma Roller

    Meet George Cassiday, official Washington's favorite bootlegger.
  • A 23-Year-Old Gay-Marriage Opponent Explains Herself

    11 April 2014, 7:56 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Correspondence from a reader with traditional Christian beliefs
  • How She Does It

    11 April 2014, 7:30 am by: Molly Ball

    New Hampshire’s governor, a prep-school campus, and the meaning of women in politics
  • What Kathleen Sebelius's Exit Means for Obama—and Obamacare

    10 April 2014, 9:03 pm by: David A. Graham

    With the healthcare law finally on track after a disastrous start, the secretary of Health and Human Services is leaving the administration.
  • House Conservatives Are Plotting a Mutiny Against John Boehner

    10 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Tim Alberta

    Though the speaker easily weathered a coup attempt in 2013, some right-wing members are quietly putting together a plan to try again.
  • Why Gay-Marriage Opponents Should Not Be Treated Like Racists

    10 April 2014, 7:45 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The shortcomings of stigma
  • Campaign Finance and the Nihilist Politics of Resignation

    10 April 2014, 7:00 am by: Lawrence Lessig

    Most Americans want to take money out of government but don't think it's possible. Here's a plan for overcoming our defeatism.
  • Can Clever Campaigns Save the Democrats in 2014?

    9 April 2014, 4:04 pm by: Molly Ball

    The party's only hope to rescue the midterms is a tactical silver bullet—the underlying forces are arrayed against them.
  • Rand Paul's Secret Weapon: Hillary Clinton

    9 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Peter Beinart

    If she seals the 2016 nomination early, it will free up Democratic and independent voters to cross over into Republican primaries—and into the Kentucky senator's embrace.
  • Why Hasn't Congress Investigated Corruption in the NCAA?

    9 April 2014, 12:05 pm by: Norm Ornstein

    PED use in baseball merited a Congressional hearing. A similar investigation should be probing into educational institutions' use of athletics and athletes for profit.
  • Black Culture and Progressivism

    9 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Clare Sestanovich

    What started as a discussion of Paul Ryan's comments has turned into a revealing debate on the nature of liberal politics in the United States.
  • Dick Cheney, Rand Paul, and the Possibility of Malign Leaders

    9 April 2014, 11:47 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The Kentucky senator twice suggested that Halliburton's relationship with Dick Cheney influenced Iraq policy. Is that so crazy?
  • The True Subject of Errol Morris's Donald Rumsfeld Doc: Smugness

    9 April 2014, 8:16 am by: Peter Osnos

    With Robert McNamara in The Fog of War, the filmmaker captured a painful redemption bid. But the star of The Unknown Known doesn't think he needs redemption at all.

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