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  • White Christmas, Black Christmas

    22 December 2014, 12:13 pm by: Robert P. Jones

    Though minority and white evangelical Protestants have more in common than any other Christian groups, they are deeply divided on matters of race and justice.  
  • Blue Lives Matter

    22 December 2014, 10:00 am by: Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Talking about "police reform" obscures the task. Today's policies are, at the very least, the product of democratic will.
  • The End of the Obama Era

    22 December 2014, 8:00 am by: Molly Ball

    2014 wasn't just a pendulum swing—it was the closing of a chapter in American politics.
  • The Importance of Treating NYPD Officers as Individuals

    22 December 2014, 7:30 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    On the outrageous murder of two cops and the faction trying to exploit their deaths for political leverage
  • Obama: North Korea Hack 'Cybervandalism,' Not An Act of War

    21 December 2014, 10:42 am by: Allen McDuffee

    But it was "very costly, very expensive."
  • U.S. Releases Four Afghan Detainees From Guantanamo

    20 December 2014, 6:11 pm by: Allen McDuffee

    The U.S. still holds 63 detainees who have been cleared for release.
  • North Korea Pleads Innocent to Hack

    20 December 2014, 12:38 pm by: Allen McDuffee

    Pyongyang officials propose a joint investigation into the Sony hack, but warn America of 'grave consequences' if it refuses.
  • The Audacity of Scolding Sony

    19 December 2014, 4:11 pm by: Russell Berman

    President Obama's surprising denunciation of a major American corporation is just the latest evidence that he plans to make the most of his last two years in office.
  • Why Three States Are Sparring Over Legal Weed

    19 December 2014, 1:41 pm by: Adam Chandler

    Oklahoma and Nebraska are suing Colorado over its marijuana policy, complaining that the substance is being smuggled across borders.
  • The U.S. Made $15 Billion From Bailouts

    19 December 2014, 1:00 pm by: Russell Berman

    Six years later, the government is finally getting out of the car business with more than a bit of profit.
  • Republican Senators Aren't Sold on Jeb Bush

    19 December 2014, 12:09 pm by: Molly O'Toole

    Despite his credentials as a governor, fellow GOPers worry about his foreign-policy bonafides.
  • The Diplomatic Life: It's Not All Striped Trousers and Sips of Tea

    18 December 2014, 6:33 pm by: James Fallows

    "The students, I don’t know how many there were, several thousand, surrounded the cars and began to pelt them with eggs and rocks and to jump up on top of the cars and stamp on the roofs." When Warren Christopher had to deliver bad news in Taiwan.
  • The White House Needs a Bigger Fence

    18 December 2014, 5:12 pm by: Russell Berman

    How do you balance the need to protect one of the world's most important buildings without turning it into a foreboding symbol of the 21st century security state?
  • When Toy Guns Look Real

    18 December 2014, 2:48 pm by: Russell Berman

    Walmart, Amazon, and three other retailers have been pressured to stop selling highly-realistic fake firearms.
  • The Limits of Obama's Clemency

    18 December 2014, 12:53 pm by: Matt Ford

    The president granted pardons and commutations to 20 on Wednesday, but many more wait.
  • Bleeding the IRS Will Make the Tax System Worse

    18 December 2014, 11:10 am by: Norm Ornstein

    The budget deficit will grow, taxpayers won't get answers, and the rich will get off easier.
  • A Reply to Michael Ramirez's Pro-Torture Cartoon

    18 December 2014, 8:15 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The victims of 9/11 would have plenty of disagreements about counterterrorism policy.
  • Why Congress Gave In to Medical Marijuana

    17 December 2014, 5:54 pm by: Russell Berman

    For the first time, lawmakers approved a measure to block the Justice Department from going after states where pot is legal for health reasons.
  • Obama Just Ended the Stupidest Part of U.S. Foreign Policy

    17 December 2014, 3:32 pm by: James Fallows

    Turns out "don't do stupid shit" is an underrated guiding principle for a president
  • Marco Rubio's Cuban Conundrum

    17 December 2014, 3:06 pm by: Russell Berman

    The son of immigrants who was once the GOP's future tries to elbow his way back into the 2016 conversation.

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