The Sci-Fi Writers’ WarThey predicted and possibly inspired the conflict in the Ukraine, and now they’re fighting it.
Obama’s Border BetThe president says there’s a “humanitarian crisis” at the border—so why is he treating it as a simple immigration problem?
Rolling CoalConservatives who show their annoyance with liberals, Obama, and the EPA by blowing black smoke from their trucks.
Obama’s “So Sue Me” Taunt Has Bipartisan AppealIt’s music to the ears of Republicans and Obama aides alike. For Democrats in battleground states, not so much.
Lack of Trust in Obama Didn’t Kill Immigration ReformGOP infighting did. But that still doesn’t leave the president with many options.
The Breakfast Table Out LoudListen to Dahlia Lithwick and Eric Posner consider faux-nanimity on the high court and what’s hinky about Hobby Lobby.
A City of ConvictsThe statistical sleight of hand that makes the U.S. crime rate seem lower than it really is.
The Ikea IllusionIt’s terrific that Ikea and other retailers are raising their wages. But it won’t matter to the millions of Americans who can’t get to where the jobs are.
Cochran’s Mississippi Magic Thad Cochran’s surprise victory has one lesson: Political consultants, pollsters, and cutthroats are more important than ever.
Crying PoorWhy do Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden want you to think they are penniless?
The Political Gabfest: The “Inside Baseball” Bonus SegmentListen to election law expert Rick Hasen explain recent court rulings that could shape 2016.
Blood on the Fourth of JulyChicago’s deadly, gun-fueled holiday weekend was only marginally worse than last year’s deadly, gun-fueled holiday weekend.
Conservatives Say the Poor Have It EasyA Colorado Republican was caught on video pioneering the 47 percent slur.
One Nation, Divisible?Is America in danger of fracturing into two countries, one secular, one religious?
Mississippi ChurningWill Chris McDaniel and his Tea Party army sue to overturn Thad Cochran’s Senate victory?
Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Need LiberalsThe numbers show black voters defeated her in 2008 and will make her win in 2016.
Ex-Im ExitThe years-long, Koch-funded, libertarian campaign to kill the Export-Import Bank could finally succeed.
Chris McDaniel Thinks Winning With Black Votes Is Somehow IllegitimateIt’s a notion that goes all the way back to the election of President Ulysses S. Grant.
Selfish, Selfish San FranciscoIt would be a much better city with twice the population. Instead it’s America’s largest gated community.
Why Mississippi’s Black Democrats Saved an Elderly White RepublicanThey saw Chris McDaniel for what he is: A classic Southern reactionary.
Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Learned Any of the Lessons of IraqShe is just as hawkish as she was before the war, and if president, she would be poised to make the same mistakes again.
A Dangerous PrecedentThe GOP and the media should think twice before they demonize a politician for defending the accused.
The Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate but Doesn’tJuneteenth isn’t just a celebration of emancipation, it’s a celebration of our commitment to make it real.