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  • Federal Recognition of Gay Marriage Now Matches Public Opinion

    25 October 2014, 4:56 pm by: Allen McDuffee

    As of today, the number of people who live in states where same-sex marriage is recognized is more or less the same as the number of people who don't oppose it.
  • Canada Should Keep Calm and Carry On

    25 October 2014, 4:31 pm by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Last week's murders in Ottawa and Quebec do nothing to change the fact that the country is one of the safest and most secure in history‚Äďand has faced much worse in the past.
  • Bruce Braley and the Year Everything Went Wrong for Democrats

    25 October 2014, 10:07 am by: Molly Ball

    Republican Joni Ernst's unexpected breakout performance in the race for Senate in Iowa epitomizes this midterm election.
  • The Wars Rand Paul Would Fight

    25 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Dominic Tierney

    Do the senator's rules for using military force make any sense?
  • The President's Top Lawyer Doesn't Want to Be His Attorney General

    24 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Russell Berman

    Kathryn Ruemmler, the former White House counsel and Obama's good friend, won't replace Eric Holder.
  • 16 Questions: The Georgia Senate Race

    24 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Noah Gordon

    In the third installment of The Atlantic's Midterm Cheat Sheet, Daniel Malloy discusses the contest between David Perdue and Michelle Nunn.
  • On Race and Voter ID, John Roberts Wants It Both Ways

    24 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Garrett Epps

    Once, the chief justice said the only way to stop discriminating on race was to stop discrimination on race. Now his tune isn't so clear.
  • 'What the War on Terror Actually Looks Like': Laura Poitras on Citizenfour

    24 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    An interview with the filmmaker as her documentary on mass surveillance hits theaters
  • Rand Paul Sketches an Alternative to Hawks Like Bush and Clinton

    23 October 2014, 8:00 pm by: Conor Friedersdorf

    In a speech touting "conservative realism," the Kentucky Republican probed the failures of post-9/11 foreign policy, including too much war.
  • The World's Wealthiest Terrorists

    23 October 2014, 5:26 pm by: Russell Berman

    ISIS has made at least $20 million in ransom this year and millions more in oil revenues, the Treasury Department said Thursday.
  • Why You Shouldn't Get Your Hopes Up for the Self-Driving Car (California High-Speed Rail No. 14)

    23 October 2014, 2:50 pm by: James Fallows

    "Would you prefer a system where you can be instantly teleported from SF to LA? Of course. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen."
  • Where Is the Investigation Into Financial Corruption at the NSA?

    23 October 2014, 2:22 pm by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Suspicious business dealings by several high-ranking officials easily warrant an inquiry. Does anyone in Congress care enough to make it happen?
  • Let Slip the Secret Service Dogs

    23 October 2014, 11:12 am by: Russell Berman

    A pair of canines play hero in the latest fence-jumping incident at the White House.
  • 16 Questions: The Colorado Senate Race

    23 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Noah Gordon

    In the second installment of The Atlantic's Midterm Cheat Sheet, Colorado political reporter Eli Stokols discusses the contest between Mark Udall and Cory Gardner.
  • How Independents Could Seize Control of the Senate

    23 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Norm Ornstein

    There's a small but real chance a bloc of unaffiliated senators could form after the midterms and help moderate the chamber.
  • The House GOP's New War on Incompetence

    22 October 2014, 5:48 pm by: Russell Berman

    The Republicans want to overhaul scandal-plagued federal agencies in 2015, the majority leader says.
  • 'Of No Party or Clique' at The Atlantic

    22 October 2014, 2:36 pm by: James Fallows

    The big-tent principle applied to a former U.S. senator and a current U.S. adversary
  • Should the Poor Be Allowed to Vote?

    22 October 2014, 2:32 pm by: Peter Beinart

    Voter-ID laws are part of a hoary American tradition holding that people who aren't economically independent can't make reasoned political choices.
  • Blackwater's Guilt

    22 October 2014, 1:33 pm by: Russell Berman

    A federal jury convicted one security guard of murder and three others of manslaughter in the 2007 killings in Iraq.
  • Help Not Wanted In Iowa

    22 October 2014, 10:02 am by: Russell Berman

    The White House may just want to stay away from Bruce Braley's Senate bid until Election Day.
  • An Opera's Sound and Fury

    22 October 2014, 8:13 am by: Adam Chandler

    The Met's 'The Death of Klinghoffer' premiered to great controversy.
  • 'I Was Not Taught About Consent'

    22 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    "I usually felt terrified and paralyzed during sex," a woman writes of her dating life, "but I had no idea how to communicate that fact to anyone."
  • Detroit and the Evaporating Right to Running Water

    22 October 2014, 7:16 am by: David A. Graham

    A UN special rapporteur's statement on water shutoffs in the beleaguered city raises questions about what the social contract means for some Americans.
  • Ben Bradlee: Everything a Great Editor Should Be

    21 October 2014, 10:54 pm by: Peter Osnos

    The legendary Washington Post chief, who died on Tuesday at 93, enlivened the newspaper and the nation's capital alike.
  • The Gary Hart Renaissance

    21 October 2014, 3:08 pm by: Russell Berman

    John Kerry is sending his fellow would-be president to Northern Ireland as an envoy in the latest round of peace talks.

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