Democrats, Don’t Freak Out!Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers were always going to fall a little. That doesn’t change anything.
Rand Paul’s Worst EnemyThe Kentucky senator could inspire an important foreign policy debate—if he doesn’t destroy it first.
Hastert’s HypocrisyShould the former House speaker be prosecuted? The Dennis Hastert who impeached President Clinton thinks so.
Uber Isn’t the ProblemIt’s not the company’s fault that driving a car—and coughing up steep commissions—is an attractive option for so many Americans.
The Myth of the Hero CopPolice officers earn more than you think for a job that’s less dangerous than you imagine.
Hillary’s BubblesWhy Clinton’s longtime friends and confidants pose a special challenge for her presidential ambitions.
Why Are So Many Republicans With No Chance Running for President?A few are real contenders. The rest are going along for the ride.
A Dishonest History of the Last WarRepublicans want to paint the Iraq war as an honest mistake, while laying the groundwork for the next one.
Republicans Are Not on the Edge of ExtinctionThe GOP is an aging party, but it isn’t about to die out.
We Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Cheap TalkHillary Clinton wants to champion some liberal issues. But what is she willing to do about inequality?
Down SouthRepublican presidential hopefuls descended on South Carolina last weekend to show how low they can go.
The Hawks ReturnGeorge W. Bush and Dick Cheney were reviled at the end of their administration. Now their disastrous ideas are flying high.
Clinton’s Resilient PopularityNo matter what we learn or what people say, Hillary remains one thing: One of the most popular political figures in America.
Why Is Sen. Ron Johnson So Afraid of The Lego Movie?It isn’t the anti-corporate propaganda he thinks it is.
The Big ShowWith so many GOP candidates vying for a spot on the debate stage, the stragglers have little choice: Wow them anyway you can.
Left FieldHillary Clinton may be the front-runner, but the tandem of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren is offering liberals a powerful voice.
The Strong, Loud TypeChris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Our Best Presidents Are Flip-FloppersWe shouldn’t criticize presidential candidates who change with the political winds. We should celebrate them.
Fighting the Last WarJeb Bush isn’t giving clear answers about America’s lessons in Iraq. That’s something no serious candidate can avoid.
All in the FamilyJeb Bush is embracing his brother’s mistaken decision to invade Iraq. Hillary Clinton is running away from her husband’s popular political legacy. Shouldn’t it be reversed?