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  • Will Republicans Shut Down the Government Again?

    27 August 2014, 2:20 pm by: Molly Ball

    House GOP leaders fear a conservative revolt when government funding comes up for a vote next month.
  • The Extreme Partisanship of John Roberts's Supreme Court

    27 August 2014, 12:01 pm by: Garrett Epps

    Like Barack Obama, the chief justice came into office promising an age of apolitical comity. And like the president, he has seen his dream die.
  • 'The Congress Shall Have Power ... to Declare War'

    27 August 2014, 8:53 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    President Obama is compelled to get permission before striking Syria, but if he violates the law by unilaterally ordering a strike it won't be the first time.
  • Democrats Are (Slowly) Learning to Love Obamacare

    26 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Sam Baker

    Vulnerable incumbents like Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan are backing into talking about the law.
  • This Man Has Nothing to Hide—Not Even His Email Password

    26 August 2014, 11:30 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    If Noah Dyer has his way, everyone else will be stripped of any rights to privacy too.
  • I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

    25 August 2014, 5:09 pm by: Chris Heller

    "When people look at me on the street, I look like a typical young American." 
  • Michael Brown's Unremarkable Humanity

    25 August 2014, 4:48 pm by: Ta-Nehisi Coates

    On Monday, The New York Times published a profile of the dead St. Louis teenager, calling him "no angel"—part of a dubious language of "morality" about black men.
  • Who Watches America's Executions?

    25 August 2014, 12:37 pm by: Matt Ford

    A lawsuit seeks to force Oklahoma to record every death sentence it carries out and to allow witnesses present to observe.
  • California High-Speed Rail—More Questions and Concerns

    24 August 2014, 11:30 pm by: James Fallows

    "Bad, bad, bad," and other critiques
  • Inside the Democrats' Plan to Save Arkansas—and the Senate

    24 August 2014, 7:00 am by: Molly Ball

    The party's desperate bid to hang onto the majority rests on an unprecedented political organizing effort in red states like this one.
  • Bush and Obama Spurred Edward Snowden to Spill U.S. Secrets

    22 August 2014, 8:40 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The whistleblower started out as an idealistic booster of the national-security state. Illegal and immoral behavior he witnessed on the inside turned him into an outsider. 
  • Maine Governorship Watch: Let's Hear From the Democrats

    21 August 2014, 6:17 pm by: James Fallows

    The Michaud campaign asks for and gets equal time.
  • Self-Segregation: Why It's So Hard for Whites to Understand Ferguson

    21 August 2014, 1:21 pm by: Robert P. Jones

    One reason for the racial divide over Michael Brown's death is that white Americans tend to talk mostly to other white people.
  • Clintonphobia: Why No Democrat Wants to Run Against Hillary

    21 August 2014, 10:51 am by: Peter Beinart

    Strong frontrunners have drawn challengers before. But given the Clintons' reputation for retaliating for betrayals, it's just not worth it in 2016.
  • The Twilight of Antonin Scalia

    21 August 2014, 8:10 am by: Garrett Epps

    The conservative hero's fiery 2012 dissent on same-sex marriage could be his most influential opinion—but not in the way he intended.
  • Third-Party Watch in Maine

    20 August 2014, 10:49 pm by: James Fallows

    In most states, independent candidacies are pipe dreams. Maine is one of the rare states in which they can and do win. Here's what this year's race for the governorship shows.
  • Militarization of the Police, Fargo Edition

    20 August 2014, 5:39 pm by: James Fallows

    We thought North Dakota was too sensible for this.
  • Americans' Deep Racial Divide on Trusting the Police

    20 August 2014, 3:11 pm by: Noah Gordon

    It isn't just Ferguson—polling shows that black Americans are wary of law enforcement across the nation, while whites are more likely to trust officers.
  • Is Alaska's Senate Race Slipping Away From Republicans?

    20 August 2014, 10:09 am by: Alex Roarty

    Democratic Senator Mark Begich's smart campaign could be enough to fend off Dan Sullivan—even in a red state.
  • The 9 Principles of Good Policing

    20 August 2014, 8:08 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The foundations of a civilized law enforcement agency–and a veteran LAPD officer whose attitudes are at odds with them.
  • Having a Daughter Won't Make You Vote Democratic (or Republican)

    20 August 2014, 8:00 am by: Noah Gordon

    A new study challenges previous conclusions about how parenthood changes politics. 
  • Letters on 'Life With Legal Weed' in Colorado

    20 August 2014, 7:47 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    How has Boulder changed—or not—since the end of prohibition? And is it really the right city to explore the shift? Readers share their views.
  • Would the Chance at a Cash Prize Get More People to Vote?

    20 August 2014, 7:15 am by: Joe Pinsker

    Los Angeles's city council hopes so. 
  • Getting Indicted Might Actually Be Good for Rick Perry

    19 August 2014, 10:50 am by: Lucia Graves

    A flimsy, politically motivated charge makes the governor look like a victim—and distracts from his sometimes questionable use of power.
  • Stop Night Protests in Ferguson and Start Recalling City Leaders

    19 August 2014, 8:14 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Energy spent squaring off against an incompetent police force is better directed at the city's power structure. Protest by day, collect signatures by night.

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