Bloomiedammerung!Two elections defeat gun control, stop-and-frisk, and everything else Michael Bloomberg likes.
Not So Fast, Christian SoldiersHow Congress ditched their distaste for Putin and Assad for their newfound faith in realpolitik.
Sure, Congress Is More Partisan. But It’s Also More Honest.What we can learn from a new political almanac.
Getting to YesThe Republican arguments against Obama’s Syria resolution and how he might overcome them.
Obama Should Reveal Secret Syria InterceptsNow is the time to release intelligence—but not act on it.
Forget 2016. Who’s Looking Good in 2040?People say it’s silly to speculate about the next presidential race. They’re right—let’s talk about who’ll win the next seven elections.
Is Bradley Manning’s Sentence Too Harsh or Just Right?Respondents in the Slate/SurveyMonkey snap poll wanted Manning to do serious time. Did the judge get it right?
Southern DiscomfortThe GOP wants to rebrand the party to attract black voters, but red-state Republicans aren’t helping matters.
Trouble in PaulistineRon Paul’s followers now run the Iowa GOP, but that doesn’t mean libertarianism will win in 2016.
A Man About TownBob Filner appears to have been a serial sexual harasser in San Diego. In D.C., he was smart enough to be nothing more than a creep.
Obama’s PleaThe president spoke movingly of Syrian suffering, but didn’t give Congress strong arguments for convincing Americans why we must act.
Obama in the BoxWhy the president’s arguments for striking Syria are constraining his ability to strike Syria.
Hawks, Doves, Fence Sitters There are 18 kinds of Syria bombing opponents in Congress, and 12 kinds of bombing supporters.
Obama’s War of WordsPresident Obama was supposed to be the wise and careful communicator. On Syria, his words have done nothing but corner himself.
Assume a ScandalSome people see a routine bureaucracy doing its job. Rep. Darrell Issa sees a scandal.
Why Republicans Can’t RelaxThey must survive a permanent campaign environment in overdrive—and that also explains why so little is getting done.
“I Told You We’d Kill It”This week’s failures in Congress revealed the GOP’s problem with governing.