Start HereThe Republican Congress can advance its principles and prove it can govern by beating back federal overreach in public education.
Cop DramaPolice shouldn’t fear policing reforms. Accountability and community outreach makes their jobs easier and safer.
A White Man’s DemocratJim Webb wants to speak for the white working poor. Democrats should listen to what he has to say.
Try, Try AgainOnce again, conservatives want to oust the House speaker. Why they are giving it another shot.
What Matters in SelmaCritics say Ava DuVernay’s film isn’t fair to LBJ. That’s because it’s about a movement, not leaders.
White NoiseDid House Majority Whip Steve Scalise admit to speaking at a white supremacist event he never attended?
The Obama BoomWhat should Republicans say now that the GDP is growing, the deficit is shrinking, and gas prices are falling?
Battered and BluePolice departments shouldn’t feel under siege. The public just wants better policing.
America, Truck Yeah!The United States’ latest SUV-buying binge shows how badly we needed President Obama’s fuel economy rules.
We Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Is Jeb Bush Ready to Run?His early moves are smart. But does he have the temperament for the modern campaign?
The Warren CommissionIn a new focus group, voters agreed about one thing: Elizabeth Warren is one of the most intriguing contenders for 2016.
Did Scott Walker Just Become the Newest Obamacare Defender?Expect to hear more about the Wisconsin governor’s on-camera comments if he enters the 2016 presidential race.
Leader of the PACJeb Bush moves a step closer to announcing his 2016 presidential bid—and keeping his promise of running a very different campaign.
Why I Am Optimistic About the Future of Race Relations in AmericaEven amid the racial turmoil of 2014, we are making progress.
Déjà BlueNew York City’s largest police union thinks it’s under attack by de Blasio. It’s felt that way about every mayor.
The One Amendment We’re Not Willing to Give UpThe Senate torture report and Sony’s retreat are reminders of what Americans are willing to sacrifice—and what we aren’t.
Why Selma Matters TodayThe film offers a vital lesson for those who want to confront police violence today.
Jet Fuel Is Cheap. Plane Tickets Aren’t.Airlines are making record profits. Don’t bet on them passing any of that money along to you.