Politics
Politics
Oct. 3 2017 3:36 PMThe Last Time It Was OK Not to Politicize a Mass ShootingLessons from the first modern killing spree: Howard Unruh’s 1949 “Walk of Death.”
Oct. 2 2017 5:18 PMNo Pistol Could Have Stopped ThisThe Las Vegas shooting demolishes the NRA’s “good guy with a gun” argument.
Oct. 2 2017 11:29 AMNightmare ScenarioThe only way to stop a bad guy with a gun in a high-rise building at night is to make sure he doesn’t have a gun.
Sept. 29 2017 6:58 PMThere’s Always InfrastructureThe Republican tax plan is already in trouble.
Sept. 29 2017 4:24 PMGovernment by the Few“Minority rule” will enable the success of even more extreme candidates like Roy Moore—and Donald Trump.
Sept. 27 2017 11:46 AMRoy Moore Is Just the BeginningA parade of defiant, extreme conservatives is on the way to the U.S. Senate.
Sept. 26 2017 6:32 PMObamacare Repeal Will Never DieSee you in 2019.
Sept. 26 2017 11:34 AMWhat’s Behind Dan Rather’s Wild Popularity?In an era of insanity, his thoughts on journalism, covering civil rights, and morality are grounding—and inspiring.
Sept. 25 2017 9:11 PM“Us” Versus “Them”Trump’s obsession with the NFL protests above all else shows just whose president he is.
Sept. 25 2017 4:44 PMTrump Is Ignoring Puerto Rico’s SufferingThe administration’s feeble response to Hurricane Maria rivals Bush’s after Katrina.
Sept. 23 2017 9:52 PMIndependence DayWhat will the U.S do when Iraqi Kurds vote to split from Iraq this week?
Sept. 21 2017 7:40 PMNo Truth, No ConsequencesEvery attempt to repeal Obamacare has been built on lies. Graham-Cassidy is no different.
Sept. 20 2017 1:44 PMOur DemagogueFor the first time at the U.N., the American president was just another populist thug.
Sept. 19 2017 7:19 PMThe Real Political CorrectnessIt’s people who criticize racism who are silenced, not those who embrace it.
Sept. 18 2017 5:50 AM“I Am a Working-Class Guy” 
A Wisconsin ironworker is the Democratic Party’s new star. Does he have anything to offer besides his image?
Oct. 2 2017 7:15 PMThere Is No “Hope” With Mass ShootingsEnding the violence will require a politics that doesn’t exist.
Oct. 2 2017 2:48 PMWhy the Vegas Shooter Didn’t Need an Automatic Weapon to Shoot Like ThatThere are many hacks for converting a rifle to fire nearly automatically, and most aren’t regulated.
Oct. 1 2017 9:13 PMWhy Donald Trump Doesn’t Care About Puerto RicansHe promised a government for white America, and he’s fulfilling it.
Sept. 29 2017 6:30 PMTrump’s Tax Cut Is a House of LiesBusiness as usual for this administration.
Sept. 29 2017 3:00 PMHow a Populist Sells Tax Cuts for the RichTrump is using nationalism to get working-class Americans on board with the GOP tax plan.
Sept. 26 2017 6:44 PMWeak DefenseThe White House is twisting a general’s words to back up Trump’s NFL attack.
Sept. 26 2017 12:52 PMThank You for Your Service, Whoever You AreOpponents of the NFL protests have reduced “the troops” to a monolithic prop. The truth is a lot more complicated.
Sept. 26 2017 5:55 AMThe Most Cynical Republican on ObamacareMike Pence successfully expanded Medicaid in Indiana. He would have rather torpedoed the law—and hurt his former constituents—than admit that it works.
Sept. 25 2017 8:55 PMNo Path to 50Graham-Cassidy 2.0 is as doomed as its predecessors.
Sept. 25 2017 5:54 AMGuardians of White InnocenceThe Sons of Confederate Veterans want to convince Americans that Southern heritage isn’t about slavery and racism. Is it a lost cause?
Sept. 22 2017 10:28 PMThe Donald Trump Election Brag TrackerHow long has it been since the president reminded us of his “massive landslide victory”?
Sept. 20 2017 2:01 PMIt Wasn’t GridlockThe cynical reason why Republicans called off bipartisan talks to stabilize Obamacare.
Sept. 20 2017 11:13 AMWhy Democrats Should Love the GOP Health Care PlanGraham-Cassidy could turn a red electoral map blue.
Sept. 19 2017 11:23 AMAll Tribes Are Not EqualAndrew Sullivan’s simplistic diagnosis—and unrealistic cure—for what ails us.
Sept. 17 2017 8:00 PMThe Wealth Gap Between Whites and Blacks Is WideningThe myth of racial equality is having real and devastating consequences.

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