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  • Whiteness Is Still a Proxy for Being American

    27 July 2014, 1:17 pm by: Peter Beinart

    Florida Representative Curt Clawson mistook two Indian-American officials for Indians, a silly gaffe that's revealing of today's society.
  • Did Immigration Sink Another Republican Candidate?

    26 July 2014, 4:33 pm by: Molly Ball

    Attacks on "amnesty" may have contributed to Jack Kingston's defeat in the Georgia primary. That's bad for immigration reform—and bad for the GOP.
  • The Time JFK Called the Air Force to Complain About a 'Silly Bastard'

    26 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Chris Heller

    51 years ago, President John F. Kennedy made a very angry phone call.
  • Paul Ryan and the Cycle of Compassionate Conservatism

    25 July 2014, 1:16 pm by: Peter Beinart

    Republicans are trying to borrow George W. Bush's 2000 playbook, but is that really going to work?
  • What Happened to Dinesh D'Souza?

    25 July 2014, 7:00 am by: Mark Stricherz

    At the peak of his powers, the conservative author's strength was engaging with his critics. Now he's content inside the right-wing bubble.
  • The Most Famous Whistleblowers on Why They Leaked

    25 July 2014, 7:00 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on accountability in government
  • Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Kept His Oath Better Than Anyone in the NSA

    25 July 2014, 6:00 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    That sort of civic courage should inspire other Americans to follow suit, he said.
  • NCAA to Congress: Change Is Coming

    24 July 2014, 4:09 pm by: Taylor Branch

    Responding to charges of exploitation, the college-sports body promised big reforms at a Senate hearing. But questions about pay and rights for athletes remain unaddressed.
  • The One Number That Will Decide This Year's Election

    24 July 2014, 12:30 pm by: Molly Ball

    For the past decade, the working-class vote has determined whether the country swung toward Democrats or Republicans. 
  • One Hour and 57 Minutes in Arizona

    24 July 2014, 7:48 am by: Matt Ford

    Joseph Wood's death Wednesday is the fourth botched execution in the United States this year.
  • The Constitutional Nightmare of the Terror Watch List

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

    The government's newly revealed guidelines for tracking individuals are a Kafkaesque mess built on hubris.
  • When Extremism Goes Mainstream

    23 July 2014, 10:38 pm by: Norm Ornstein

    Just how far out is the Republican fringe?
  • The Leader of the Unfree World

    23 July 2014, 4:15 pm by: Matt Ford

    Mass incarceration, perhaps the greatest social crisis in modern American history, is without parallel on a global scale.
  • Can a Democrat Win in Georgia?

    23 July 2014, 10:16 am by: Alex Roarty

    A victory might lock up control of the Senate for Democrats, but Republicans haven't lost a major race there in over a decade.
  • Marco Rubio vs. Hillary Clinton: Can They Both Lose?

    23 July 2014, 9:08 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    There are good reasons to hope that neither presumptive presidential candidate emerges as a nominee.
  • California High-Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 Views

    22 July 2014, 6:07 pm by: James Fallows

    A solution looking for a problem? A genuine leap forward? The best we can expect from messy political half-measures? Or something truly brave? Take your pick.
  • Today's Court Decision Might Make Health Insurance Unaffordable in the Poorest States

    22 July 2014, 12:50 pm by: Olga Khazan

    Halbig v. Burwell threatens to undo the Obamacare subsidies that millions of people in more than half the country rely on to buy insurance.
  • Obama's Immigration Choices Will Define the Fate of Both Parties

    22 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Ronald Brownstein

    Republican presidential contenders could face a difficult choice between infuriating primary voters and permanently alienating Hispanic voters.
  • The Original Tea Partiers: How GOP Insurgents Invented Progressivism

    22 July 2014, 7:00 am by: Michael Wolraich

    Wisconsin Senator Robert La Follette and his supporters pioneered long-shot primary challenges, strong ideology, and populist rhetoric a century ago.
  • When to Use Ethnic Slurs: A Guide

    21 July 2014, 3:20 pm by: Eric Liu

    Is it ever acceptable to say "Chinamen"?
  • Why Anti-Obamacare Ads Actually Increased Obamacare Enrollment

    21 July 2014, 2:24 pm by: Joe Pinsker

    Opponents of the Affordable Care Act outspent Obamacare's proponents 15-to-one, but they might have been funding their rivals' cause. 
  • Rand Paul's Jewish Outreach

    21 July 2014, 12:09 pm by: Shane Goldmacher

    Pro-Israel conservatives are skeptical of the senator's foreign-policy views. He might not be able to win them over, but he might be able to soften their opposition.
  • New Surveillance Whistleblower: The NSA Violates the Constitution

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

    A former Obama administration official calls attention to unaccountable mass surveillance conducted under a 1981 executive order.
  • How Hobby Lobby Split the Left and Set Back Gay Rights

    20 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Molly Ball

    The Supreme Court decision set off a debate between religious liberty and sexual-orientation nondiscrimination that advocates fear could undo years of progress.
  • From Inside and Outside the Iron Dome, Once Again

    19 July 2014, 1:17 pm by: James Fallows

    "If you continue looking up to the sky, you will not notice that the house is already burning from within." A reader in Jerusalem on the real threat to his country.

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