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  • Ted Cruz: Confused About Cicero

    21 November 2014, 5:45 pm by: Jesse Weiner

    What the Texas Republican misrepresents about treason and politics in the Roman Republic
  • The House Republicans Finally Sued Obama

    21 November 2014, 2:28 pm by: Russell Berman

    Speaker John Boehner responded to the president's immigration announcement by filing his long-promised legal challenge over the Affordable Care Act.
  • What Obama's Immigration Action Actually Does

    21 November 2014, 12:34 pm by: Russell Berman

    Who will be helped by the president's plan, and who will not?
  • A Neo-Confederate in Nevada's Capitol

    21 November 2014, 10:55 am by: Matt Ford

    A local newspaper uncovers racist and homophobic writings by a top state legislator.
  • Obama's Immigration Order: The Right Thing in the Wrong Way

    21 November 2014, 7:08 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The policy will improve life for millions. The way he is enacting it may contribute to great harms.
  • An Incredibly Simple Way to Defuse Political Fights

    21 November 2014, 7:00 am by: Robert Wright

    Just hearing an ideological opponent make a minor concession creates significant differences in how people view them.
  • Bill Clinton on America's 'One Remaining Bigotry'

    21 November 2014, 6:00 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The former president laments, "We don't want to be around anybody who disagrees with us."
  • On Immigration, Obama Fulfills His Promise to Progressives

    20 November 2014, 9:23 pm by: Peter Beinart

    The president has long been tugged between his bipartisan urges and his activist roots. With his executive order and speech Thursday, he chose activism.
  • The Affordable Care Act's Embarrassing Moment of Tooth

    20 November 2014, 4:04 pm by: Russell Berman

    The administration mistakenly included dental plans in the 7.3 million enrollment total under Obamacare. Without them, the government missed its target.
  • Americans Don't Want Government to Guarantee Healthcare, Again

    20 November 2014, 1:50 pm by: Noah Gordon

    Voters used to heavily favor federal intervention to ensure coverage. What happened?
  • Nothing Unites Congress Like Fighting Nazis

    20 November 2014, 11:38 am by: Russell Berman

    Lawmakers have rushed to close a loophole that allows suspected war criminals to claim millions in Social Security, but they're not going to get taxpayers' money back.
  • President Jim Webb?

    20 November 2014, 8:51 am by: Russell Berman

    The Democrat who served as a Virginia senator and Navy secretary becomes the first contender of either party to launch a 2016 exploratory committee.
  • Drone Strikes Never Kill 'Humans'

    20 November 2014, 8:22 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    News organizations should stop reporting that "militants" were killed when they can confirm no such thing.
  • How Lame Will the Lame-Duck Be?

    20 November 2014, 7:00 am by: Norm Ornstein

    Between now and the end of the year, Congress could take major steps to fund the government and approve nominees—or it could shut down the government.
  • Why a Shirt With Scantily Clad Women Caused an Internet Fight

    19 November 2014, 5:40 pm by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Digital norms are making the culture wars worse.
  • President Obama's Long-Awaited Immigration Decree

    19 November 2014, 2:53 pm by: Russell Berman

    Republicans are crying overreach, but how will the public react to a plan to shield millions from deportation?
  • Barack Obama in 2001: State Senator, Restaurant Critic

    19 November 2014, 2:08 pm by: Megan Garber

    The future president is predictably diplomatic—even while discussing catfish and cornbread.
  • Republicans Appoint Obama's Next Pain in the Butt

    19 November 2014, 12:31 pm by: Russell Berman

    Jason Chaffetz of Utah will succeed the combative Darrell Issa as the chief GOP inquisitor of the Obama administration. He's promising a better approach, but can he deliver?
  • Hillary’s Silence on Iran and Immigration Reform

    19 November 2014, 7:00 am by: Peter Beinart

    The cautious Clinton of 2008 is back—and that shows why it's so essential she face a Democratic challenger in 2016.
  • Keystone Fails in the Senate—for Now

    18 November 2014, 6:23 pm by: Russell Berman

    Facing a run-off election next month, Mary Landrieu fell one vote short in her bid to pass a bill approving construction of the oil pipeline. She was likely to lose her seat anyway.
  • Reagan and Bush Offer No Precedent for Obama's Amnesty Order

    18 November 2014, 5:26 pm by: David Frum

    Not only were past executive actions smaller, they didn't work.
  • Is a Third Lawyer the Charm for House Republicans?

    18 November 2014, 10:32 am by: Russell Berman

    Speaker John Boehner has hired yet another attorney to file a lawsuit against President Obama after the first two abandoned the case.
  • Imperfect Union: The Constitution Didn't Foresee Divided Government

    18 November 2014, 7:00 am by: Garrett Epps

    Watching the battle between Obama and a Republican Congress for two years may shake Americans' faith in the Framers.
  • Five Reasons Obama Shouldn't Declare Amnesty

    17 November 2014, 5:03 pm by: David Frum

    The president's plan to legalize millions of illegal immigrants by executive order would be a disaster as both politics and policy.
  • The U.S. Government Is Under (Cyber) Attack

    17 November 2014, 3:45 pm by: Russell Berman

    The State Department confirmed on Monday that hackers breached its unclassified email system. The White House, the Postal Service, and NOAA have also been compromised in recent weeks.

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