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  • Are There Limits to Government Speech?

    29 March 2015, 7:00 am by: Garrett Epps

    The Supreme Court considers whether putting a Confederate battle flag on a license plate should be different than urging Americans to eat  more beef.
  • Conservatives Demand Satisfaction–And It Costs Them Elections

    28 March 2015, 7:00 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Ted Cruz and the perverse incentives created by the most energized members of the Republican base.
  • End-of-Day Wrap-Up: Harry Reid's Last Term

    27 March 2015, 4:10 pm by: Jake Swearingen

    The Senate Minority Leader will leave his office in 2016, the dangers of direct democracy in California, and more
  • The Economics of Religious Freedom Bills

    27 March 2015, 2:52 pm by: Adam Chandler

    Legislation signed in Indiana this week could allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples. Other companies are hitting back.
  • Harry Reid Goes Down Fighting

    27 March 2015, 2:40 pm by: Molly Ball

    With the bruised-and-battered Democratic leader's resignation, the Senate loses one of its toughest and most fascinating characters.
  • The Senate's Surprising Support for Paid Sick Leave and Gay Marriage

    27 March 2015, 2:11 pm by: Russell Berman

    An all-night 'vote-a-rama' on the Republican budget revealed bipartisan backing for giving new benefits to same-sex spouses and American workers.
  • In The Originalist, Theater Tries to Interpret Antonin Scalia

    27 March 2015, 1:54 pm by: Jeffrey Rosen

    Jeffrey Rosen and Garrett Epps discuss a new play by John Strand, whose hero is the longest-serving justice currently on the Supreme Court.
  • The Reckless Man's Case for Bombing Iran

    27 March 2015, 9:59 am by: Peter Beinart

    Reading John Bolton's dangerously casual argument for yet another war in the Middle East
  • Harry Reid Will Retire

    27 March 2015, 9:09 am by: Russell Berman

    The longtime Senate Democratic leader, battered by election losses, won't run again in 2016.
  • Did Laurence Tribe Sell His Soul to Big Coal?

    27 March 2015, 7:00 am by: David A. Graham

    Is the liberal Harvard professor serious about backing Peabody Energy's challenge to EPA emissions regulations? Does it matter?
  • Rick Perry, American Caudillo

    27 March 2015, 6:00 am by: Richard Parker

    The former Texas governor turned a constitutionally weak office into a source of tremendous informal power.
  • The Audacity of Talking About Race With the Ku Klux Klan

    27 March 2015, 6:00 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Can conversation help end bigotry? An improbable example suggests that it would be unwise to discount the possibility.
  • The Sexually Conservative Millennial

    27 March 2015, 12:01 am by: Emma Green

    Young Americans may be more demographically diverse than older generations, but many embrace surprisingly traditional views on relationships.
  • Will Californians Vote On Executing Gays and Lesbians?

    26 March 2015, 2:58 pm by: Russell Berman

    Unless a court intervenes, the state will have to allow an attorney to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would authorize mass murder.
  • Unicorns and Gerrymanders at the Supreme Court

    26 March 2015, 10:52 am by: Garrett Epps

    The Justices reject Alabama's claims that its legislative redistricting wasn't intended to separate voters by race as chimerical.
  • Welfare Makes America More Entrepreneurial

    26 March 2015, 6:00 am by: Walter Frick

    Research shows that when governments provide citizens with economic security, they embolden them to take more risks.
  • Why the U.S. Army Is Charging Bowe Bergdahl With Desertion

    25 March 2015, 4:13 pm by: David A. Graham

    The military had to choose between granting the former Taliban prisoner an honorable discharge, back pay, and benefits—or initiating court-martial proceedings.
  • Can Ted Cruz Convince Conservatives Obama Is a Success?

    25 March 2015, 12:30 pm by: David A. Graham

    In debating whether the Texan is too inexperienced to run, the right has to decide whether the current president is a disastrous failure or a disastrous success.
  • The Virtues of Legislation Without Representation

    25 March 2015, 12:00 pm by: Heather K. Gerken

    Laws with consequences that cross state lines force the citizens of a politically divided nation to engage each other's ideas.
  • Trading Favors: Why the GOP Is Helping Hillary Clinton

    25 March 2015, 8:00 am by: Russell Berman

    A deal in Congress would extend the Children's Health Insurance Program, a key part of the Democratic frontrunner's legacy as first lady.

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