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  • Why Nevada, Home of Cliven Bundy, Abolished Slavery Twice

    24 April 2014, 3:26 pm by: Matt Ford

    The rancher wonders whether blacks were better off under slavery. The Silver State's founders had no such doubts.
  • Cliven Bundy Wants to Tell You All About 'the Negro'

    24 April 2014, 8:38 am by: Ta-Nehisi Coates

    This won't end well.
  • Does the FBI Use Stasi-Style Tactics Against Muslims?

    24 April 2014, 8:07 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    According to a lawsuit, four people who refused to act as informants have been denied the ability to travel abroad.
  • Farming at the White House

    24 April 2014, 7:00 am by: Arlo Crawford

    When the Crawford family was recruited to help Michelle Obama grow her vegetable garden, they got a close look at the frustrations and thrills of politics.
  • Why Affirmative Action No Longer Works

    23 April 2014, 12:06 pm by: David Frum

    Though it was a noble idea for compensation in the 1960s, today's America is more divided by class and income difference than by race.
  • The Problem With Sotomayor's Affirmative-Action Assumptions

    23 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The Supreme Court justice's take makes sense only if "minorities" are treated as a single bloc.
  • Why the LBJ of 1964 Wouldn't Succeed in the Washington of Today

    23 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Norm Ornstein

    Obama isn't stalled out because he can't lead like Johnson, Reagan, or Clinton—it's because the nature of the opposition party has changed.
  • A Manifesto for the Liberal Wing of the Gay-Equality Movement

    23 April 2014, 7:02 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Fifty-eight signatories argued that punishing same-sex-marriage opponents constitutes "a betrayal of the movement’s deepest and most humane values."
  • The Privatization Backlash

    23 April 2014, 7:00 am by: Molly Ball

    For decades, city and state governments have seen contracting as a cost-saving panacea. But past experience has left some of today's policymakers more skeptical.
  • Cliven Bundy and the Tyranny All Around Us

    22 April 2014, 11:20 am by: Ta-Nehisi Coates

    How would the Nevada standoff be different if the rancher were black? American history has already answered that question.
  • The Turn Against Transparency in Campaign Finance

    22 April 2014, 9:00 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Is influential columnist Charles Krauthammer's new stance a sign of things to come on the right? 
  • Obama Is Still Hiding the Legal Cover He Used to Kill an American

    22 April 2014, 6:22 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    But a new court ruling could force him to reveal it.
  • The Class War Inside the Republican Party

    21 April 2014, 11:30 am by: Alex Roarty

    Even as its candidates remain dependent on wealthy donors, the GOP's base is built on blue-collar votes and sentiments.
  • The Stylishness of Democrats Courting Young Multi-Billionaires

    21 April 2014, 10:09 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    A glowing account from the New York Times as kids of the mega-rich visit the White House
  • How to Tap Latent Conservative Support for Climate-Change Policy

    18 April 2014, 3:39 pm by: Sean McElwee

    It's all a matter of how the issue is framed and what values activists appeal to.
  • Segregation Forever

    18 April 2014, 2:00 pm by: Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Ending white supremacy does not merely require a passive sense that racism is awful, but an active commitment to undoing its generational effects.
  • Umbrage as War by Other Means

    18 April 2014, 12:12 pm by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The right way to fight for gay rights is not to treat gays as though they're too fragile for public discourse.
  • Congress Has a Caucus For Everything

    18 April 2014, 11:40 am by: Sarah Mimms

    If you have an interest, legislators have a group for it. Even bourbon and beer brewing.
  • Ike the Winter Soldier

    18 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Dominic Tierney

    Eisenhower's glowing foreign-policy reputation ignores his tragic post-White House cheerleading for escalation in Vietnam.
  • The Electronic-Medical-Records Email(s) of the Day, No. 2

    17 April 2014, 10:27 pm by: James Fallows

    The pricing of voice-recognition software as one sign of distortions of the medical market, and other inside insights.
  • McCutcheon and the New Banana Republic

    17 April 2014, 8:30 am by: Norm Ornstein

    The Supreme Court's ruling on campaign finance means that all but the most blatant corruption is likely to escape the law's scrutiny.
  • Pope Francis's Challenge to the Evangelical-Catholic Coalition

    17 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Robert P. Jones

    Social issues have brought about a surprising alliance between Protestant evangelicals and Catholic bishops—but the pontiff's focus on economic justice could complicate matters.
  • News for People Leery of Sean Hannity and The New York Times

    16 April 2014, 12:36 pm by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The intriguing elevator pitch for The Deseret News
  • The Limitations of Democrats' Politics of Grievance

    16 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: James Oliphant

    For years, Republicans have expertly used voter anger to drive turnout. Now their opponents are trying to do the same—but experts are skeptical.
  • The Electronic-Medical-Records Email of the Day, No. 1

    16 April 2014, 11:56 am by: James Fallows

    "Just as cars are not all the same, Electronic Medical Records vary greatly. A Mercedes, a Maserati and a Yugo are all cars, but you certainly wouldn't accuse someone of rejecting a used Yugo as being a Luddite and hating all cars. Similarly, you shouldn't…

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