“Surrender” CreepIf Republicans don’t like the shutdown, why do they say ending it would be “surrender”?
The Kindness of KidnappersHouse Republicans’ shutdown strategy: Take hostages, then release them, one by one, for leverage and PR.
The “Republican Shutdown”Obama escalates his indictment of the entire GOP. Will his pressure break the standoff?
Pain in the Assad, ContinuedSyria won’t follow through on chemical weapons compliance unless we stay ready to strike.
What Obama Really Thinks About SyriaThe president’s TV interviews reveal the naked truths behind his posturing.
The Crucifixion of Bob FilnerHe’s not a serial sexual harasser. He’s the victim of a bloody lynch-mob coup.
Truth Is TreasonProsecuting Bradley Manning for “aiding the enemy” was preposterous and totalitarian.
Did George Zimmerman Get Away With Murder?The media are reporting that a juror says Zimmerman is guilty of murder. That’s not true.
You Are Not Trayvon MartinHis death wasn’t about race, guns, or your pet issue. It was about misjudgment and overreaction—exactly what we’re doing now to the verdict.
The Taming of the SpookA secret history of the NSA surveillance program shows it’s gotten better, not worse.
Bite the BallotObama’s message to House Republicans: Vote on the shutdown so we can oust you in the midterms.
Your Government Is Our LeverageRepublicans say they’ll extend the shutdown as a weapon in the debt ceiling fight.
The Chutzpah of “Compromise”The GOP’s shutdown game plan: Create a fake middle ground and blame Democrats for refusing to negotiate.
Pope Francis Is a LiberalIt’s not just homosexuality or birth control. He’s profoundly anti-conservative.
Are Late Abortions Politically Viable?Planned Parenthood says its new poll shows voters oppose an abortion ban at 20 weeks. Is that true?
Better Safe Than SyriaIf we keep our distance, you won’t have to stomach dead U.S. soldiers. But can you stomach all the dead Syrians?
The Miranda WarningWhen governments use terrorism laws to silence journalists, anti-terrorism has run its course.
Laws Are Not EnoughStop telling us what the NSA can’t do to us legally. Show us real barriers to abuse.
The Politics of PainIn the debate over banning abortions at 20 weeks, pro-lifers have the upper hand.
It’s Not a Coup, We SwearEgypt’s generals just overthrew their president. Now they’re telling us it’s all about democracy.
Anti-Gay Is YesterdayConservatives say the Supreme Court trampled the people’s will on gay marriage. But the people’s will has changed.