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  • George H.W. Bush Tells Michelle Nunn to Leave Him Alone Again

    20 October 2014, 5:39 pm by: Russell Berman

    The Democratic Senate hopeful in Georgia is ignoring the former president's pleas not to use his image in her ads.
  • In Which I Am Recruited to Switch Political Teams

    20 October 2014, 5:26 pm by: James Fallows

    "What you are discovering on your road trip is the genius of conservatism."
  • Monica Lewinsky's Second Act

    20 October 2014, 12:44 pm by: Russell Berman

    The 'Patient Zero' of Internet shame wants to end cyber-bullying. She began by joining Twitter.
  • Our Passé President

    20 October 2014, 11:22 am by: Russell Berman

    Obama's campaign schedule is already light, and on Sunday some people actually left his event early.
  • Rick Perry's Biggest Advantage in 2016

    20 October 2014, 11:14 am by: David Frum

    The governor is establishing his credentials in a surprising area: foreign policy.
  • Why One Male College Student Abandoned Affirmative Consent

    20 October 2014, 9:51 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    A letter from a recent graduate who takes issue with California's new sexual-assault law
  • California High-Speed Rail Lucky No. 13: Let's Look at Maglev and Other Alternatives

    18 October 2014, 5:11 pm by: James Fallows

    "Should we invest in infrastructure? Absolutely! But the right kind of infrastructure." Some ideas on what that might mean.
  • The NSA's Moonlighting Problem

    18 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Allen McDuffee

    A former NSA head has recruited one of his underlings for his lucrative cybersecurity firm—but that underling still works for the agency.
  • Supreme Court Allows Texas to Enforce Restrictive Voter-ID Law

    18 October 2014, 11:27 am by: Allen McDuffee

    One Texas judge says the new law could keep 600,000 mostly black and Latino voters from the polls.
  • The One Attack That's Working for Democrats: Bashing the Wealthy

    18 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Josh Kraushaar

    Taking a page from Obama's 2012 playbook, candidates from Illinois to Georgia have found a winning message in a dismal political environment.
  • Sex and the Class of 2020: How Will Hookups Change?

    18 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The near future as imagined by observers of California's new affirmative-consent law.
  • Mapping the New Jim Crow

    17 October 2014, 2:19 pm by: Ta-Nehisi Coates

    America's entire history is marked by the state imposing unfreedom on a large swath of the African American population.
  • That Time Obama's Credit Card Was Rejected

    17 October 2014, 2:18 pm by: Joe Pinsker

    "I'm sorry, sir, do you have another card?"
  • A Tale of Two Republican Campaign Ads

    17 October 2014, 1:14 pm by: Russell Berman

    The GOP goes Willie Horton-style in Nebraska, while a gay candidate proudly cites his husband in Massachusetts.
  • Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton: It's Complicated

    17 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Peter Beinart

    Reporters have focused on how the former defense secretary's memoir praises her and criticizes the president. The book itself tells a different story.
  • The Racist Housing Policies That Built Ferguson

    17 October 2014, 10:52 am by: Ta-Nehisi Coates

    The geography of America would be unrecognizable today without the race-based social engineering of the mid-20th century.
  • From 'One Tough Nerd' to Embattled Governor

    17 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Molly Ball

    Michigan Republican Rick Snyder finds himself in an unexpectedly tough reelection campaign thanks to a backlash against his economic policies.
  • Southern Evangelicals: Dwindling—and Taking the GOP Edge With Them

    17 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Robert P. Jones

    Why are Democrats keeping it close in five key Senate races? Look at changing demographics.
  • The Argument Against an Ebola Travel Ban

    16 October 2014, 5:13 pm by: Russell Berman

    The CDC's Thomas Frieden told Republicans on Capitol Hill it wouldn't work. They didn't believe him.
  • A TSA Chief Retires on His Own Terms

    16 October 2014, 12:47 pm by: Russell Berman

    John Pistole survived longer than anyone else atop the agency that everyone loves to hate.
  • In Defense of iPhones the FBI Can't Search

    16 October 2014, 10:26 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    The benefits of secure encryption far outweigh the costs of devices that "go dark" even when authorities have a lawful warrant.
  • Republicans Turn Their Anger On the CDC

    16 October 2014, 10:08 am by: Russell Berman

    Lawmakers will grill Thomas Frieden over why the U.S. wasn't better prepared for Ebola.
  • Charlie Crist's Fan: A Love Story

    16 October 2014, 7:50 am by: Molly Ball

    His opponents have laughed at it for years, but at Wednesday's gubernatorial debate, the Florida pol's favorite accessory stole the show.
  • How the 'Fundamental Right' to Abortion Faded Away

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

    Under the standard set by Roe v. Wade, there would be no question that a controversial Texas abortion law was invalid. What happened?
  • An Appalling Case for Affirmative-Consent Laws

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

    Ezra Klein expresses hope for "a haze of fear and confusion" on college campuses and "a cold spike of fear" in college men.

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