Getting His House in OrderPaul Ryan’s demands are smart. And they are about the only thing that could make the House of Representatives a functioning body again.
How Hardcore Conservatives Came to Love the FilibusterWhat happens when conservative ideology and conservative goals are at odds.
Slap HappyJeb Bush and Marco Rubio are bickering over who has more cash. It’s supposed to distract from the fact that neither of them has much.
What Happened at Slate This Week?What Slate’s news director read when she wasn’t marshaling our coverage of the Democratic debate.
Why Nevada May Be Hillary’s New Favorite StateThe Las Vegas debate was good for Clinton. The state’s voters may be even better.
Hillary’s Debate Should End the Biden TalkThe front-runner has regained the confidence of the Democratic Party.
Lincoln Chafee Just LostOn Tuesday night, the former Rhode Island governor went from long shot to loser.
Enhanced IntroductionHow should Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and someone named Lincoln Chafee treat the first Democratic debate?
An Empty ConspiracyThe House Benghazi investigation is now thoroughly discredited as a partisan sham.
The Real Reason for the Chaos in the HouseIt’s not just rebellious GOP lawmakers. It’s what empowers those lawmakers to buck the party leadership.
Jim Webb Didn’t Have What It TakesThe former Virginia senator wanted to be president. He just didn’t want to work for it.
Why We Should Be Talking About Russell Simmons’ RushCard FiascoPoor Americans deserve better banking options—and the solution is obvious.
Brothers in ArmsJeb Bush didn’t want to be defined by his brother. Now he wants to get him back in the race.
No, He Can’tBernie Sanders is an inspirational candidate, but his theory of change doesn’t have a chance.
Why Hillary Would Make a Better President Than BernieClinton’s skill as a bureaucratic infighter makes her the right pick for an era of political gridlock.
The Democratic Presidential Candidates Declared War on Unfettered CapitalismAs a tactic, it’s moral, pragmatic, and smart. Republicans better have an answer.
The Planned Parenthood Hearings Aren’t About Those VideosThey are group therapy sessions for pro-lifers.