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  • Obama Keeps Passing the Buck

    30 September 2014, 12:00 pm by: Josh Kraushaar

    From ISIS to the VA to the Affordable Care Act, the president always seems to find a scapegoat for his administration's failings.
  • How Serious Is the Supreme Court About Religious Freedom?

    30 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Dawinder S. Sidhu

    A new case will test whether the justices' defense of conscience in Hobby Lobby applies to minority religions like Muslims, or just to Christians.
  • Is Rand Paul a True Believer or a Flip-Flopper?

    29 September 2014, 4:49 pm by: David A. Graham

    For the time being, he's somehow both.
  • Eric Holder's Expansive Vision of Civil Rights

    29 September 2014, 11:00 am by: David A. Graham

    The attorney general has worked to include LGBT rights and other issues under the definition.
  • What Does Thom Tillis Want?

    29 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Thomas Mills

    The Republican candidate for Senate from North Carolina has shown a remarkable knack for moving up in the ranks, but he seems less sure what to do once he gets there.
  • The Mystery Candidate Shaking Up Kansas Politics

    27 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Molly Ball

    Independent Greg Orman's pitch for bipartisanship has come out of nowhere to threaten Republican Pat Roberts's reelection—and the balance of power in the Senate. Is he for real?
  • The Supreme Court Is Looking Out for the Rights of the Majority

    26 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Garrett Epps

    In the last term, conservative justices moved to protect wealthy donors and Christians, while looking skeptically on claims for minorities.
  • With Eric Holder's Exit, Obama Loses a Key Ally

    25 September 2014, 12:33 pm by: David A. Graham

    The attorney general, who announced his departure Thursday, has quarreled with Congress but often addressed issues the president preferred to keep at arm's length.
  • The Little Rock Nine: How Far Has the Country Come?

    25 September 2014, 9:46 am by: Noah Gordon

    On September 25, 1957, federal troops escorted black students into Central High School in the Arkansas capital. But school integration remains an unfinished task.
  • How Politics Breaks Our Brains

    24 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Brian Resnick

    Humans are partisans by nature—but there's hope for ways to fight the impulse toward conflict.
  • Books for the Horde: The New Jim Crow, Chapters 2 and 3

    24 September 2014, 12:04 pm by: Ta-Nehisi Coates

    How the powers afforded to law enforcement encourage racism and plunder
  • The Corrupt Bargain Between Politicians and the NFL

    24 September 2014, 10:21 am by: Norm Ornstein

    Why does the league have nonprofit status? Why is it exempt from antitrust laws? It's hard to justify any of it.
  • Marco Rubio's Dangerous Misreading of History

    23 September 2014, 11:55 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    For the Florida Republican, the past only confirms the need for a bigger military that intervenes in the world more often.
  • How Did the Senate Get So Fickle?

    23 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Ronald Brownstein

    Control of the upper chamber hasn't been this unsteady since the post-Civil War era.
  • The Weird Bipartisan Consensus on Over-the-Counter Birth Control

    23 September 2014, 7:30 am by: Sara Libby

    Suddenly, a spate of Republicans have come out in favor of over-the-counter contraception—putting Democrats in a tight spot politically.
  • Half of Americans Believe Gay Sex Is a Sin

    22 September 2014, 3:35 pm by: Emma Green

    For the most part, acceptance of gay marriage is growing. But according to a new survey, acceptance of gayness is not.
  • Is D.C. Statehood a Matter of Civil Rights?

    22 September 2014, 3:00 pm by: Andrew Giambrone

    Activists are mounting their latest—and likely doomed—push to grant residents of the nation's capital more voice in their government.
  • Americans Want More Faith in Public Life

    22 September 2014, 12:00 pm by: Emma Green

    A new survey suggests a tension in the United States: Most people think religion is losing its influence on politics and culture, but many also want it to play a greater role.   
  • Fixing Broken Government: Put Humans in Charge

    22 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Philip K. Howard

    A decades-long obsession with writing excessively detailed laws had made it impossible for real people to get anything done.
  • Not Everyone Loves a Political Nun

    21 September 2014, 2:04 pm by: Emma Green

    The "Nuns on the Bus" kicked off their third national tour this week. But as American sisters face censure from the Vatican, it's unclear how their advocacy efforts will be affected.
  • "Washington Is a Cesspool of Faux-Experts Who Do Bad Research"

    19 September 2014, 2:36 pm by: Conor Friedersdorf

    That is Ezra Klein's provocative claim about official D.C. And it's time for all who know the identity of these hucksters to reveal them in a rigorous takedown.
  • Does Hillary Clinton Have Anything to Say?

    19 September 2014, 10:08 am by: Molly Ball

    The presumed presidential candidate's speeches are long on pablum and short on content. This is the campaign we're in for.
  • ISIS and the Forgotten, Deadly Threat of Homegrown Terrorism

    19 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Robert Wright

    Since 9/11, Americans radicalized in the U.S. have been most lethal. So why isn't there more debate about the risk of blowback from military action?
  • Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic Abuse Problem Than the NFL

    19 September 2014, 6:00 am by: Conor Friedersdorf

    Research suggests that family violence is two to four times higher in the law-enforcement community than in the general population. So where's the public outrage?
  • Do Liberals Really Care More About Empathy Than Conservatives?

    18 September 2014, 10:27 am by: Emma Green

    The ambiguities of social science about American values

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