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  • House Republicans Fumble Homeland Security Vote

    27 February 2015, 6:40 pm by: David A. Graham

    With the department poised to shut down at midnight Friday, a vote on last-minute funding fails
  • Scott Walker's Foreign-Policy Gaffes Don't Matter

    27 February 2015, 2:16 pm by: David A. Graham

    Does the political class overrate the necessity of diplomacy experience in presidential candidates?
  • Jeb Bush Hasn't Learned Enough From His Brother's Failures

    27 February 2015, 8:30 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Views he recently expressed on foreign policy suggest inadequate reflection on the Iraq War and its lessons.
  • The Limits of Talking About Privilege to Teenagers

    27 February 2015, 7:18 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Getting private school kids outside of their bubbles is more valuable than introducing them to the elite academic subculture a few years early.
  • Hillary Clinton, Uniter?

    27 February 2015, 7:00 am by: Russell Berman

    With talk of bridging partisan divides, the Democratic frontrunner is adopting a tone she once mocked in 2008.
  • Police Officers React to the Bad Behavior of Cops in Miami Gardens

    26 February 2015, 7:00 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Correspondence from readers in blue
  • When Your Religion Makes You Too Uncool to Work at Abercrombie

    26 February 2015, 6:45 am by: Emma Green

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments about discrimination against job applicants who wear headscarves. But the case reveals something deeper about who's considered attractive in America.
  • Will John Boehner Back Down on Immigration?

    25 February 2015, 4:18 pm by: Russell Berman

    Senator Mitch McConnell has decided that he can't win a fight over funding the Department of Homeland Security, but his colleagues in the House may not go along.
  • Can Bipartisanship End Mass Incarceration?

    25 February 2015, 1:16 pm by: Matt Ford

    A major shift in criminal justice is coming, but will it be enough?
  • Locked Up for Being Poor

    25 February 2015, 12:30 pm by: Jessica Pishko

    How private debt collectors contribute to a cycle of jail, unemployment, and poverty
  • The Gray Party

    25 February 2015, 12:20 pm by: David A. Graham

    Democrats are lining up top recruits for the 2016 Senate race—and they're almost all approaching retirement age.
  • 'Muscular Foreign Policy' Is an Orwellian Phrase

    25 February 2015, 11:32 am by: Peter Beinart

    A more combative approach may weaken, and not strengthen, our global standing.
  • What Americans Actually Think About Immigration

    25 February 2015, 10:45 am by: Robert P. Jones

    A poll of 40,000 people reveals that the areas of consensus are broader than many suspect.
  • What Happens if Homeland Security Shuts Down?

    25 February 2015, 10:39 am by: Noah Gordon

    A budget standoff could force the department to shut down this week, but most Americans won't immediately notice.
  • Hillary's Evasive Views on the NSA

    25 February 2015, 8:51 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    On the eve of her presumptive bid for the White House, the former senator is willfully obscuring the positions she would take as president.
  • Rape in the American Prison

    25 February 2015, 7:29 am by: Maurice Chammah

    In 2003, Congress passed legislation to eliminate sexual assaults against inmates. One young man’s story shows how elusive that goal remains.
  • Where You Can Legally Light a Joint in the Nation's Capital

    25 February 2015, 7:00 am by: Russell Berman

    Despite opposition from Congress, the District of Columbia will let residents smoke pot in their homes, but not on the street.
  • Netanyahu Invites Arab Diplomats to His Big Speech—and Gets Rejected

    25 February 2015, 6:00 am by: Jeffrey Goldberg

    In other news, the Israeli national security advisor tells his American interlocutors that he wishes the prime minister's address to Congress weren't taking place.
  • Alaska Becomes the First Red State to Go Green

    24 February 2015, 11:44 am by: Adam Chandler

    On Tuesday, the Last Frontier became the third state to end marijuana prohibition.
  • Asking America's Police Officers to Explain Abusive Cops

    24 February 2015, 10:16 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Revisiting the story of a man arrested at his job for "trespassing"—and the cops who paid no price for wrongly detaining him dozens of times.

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