Politics

What Does It Mean to Be an American?

Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.

Sept. 22 2014 5:33 PMThe Politics of StigmaWhy are lighter-skinned Latinos and Asians more likely to vote Republican?
Sept. 19 2014 6:22 PMBlacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment ProblemAmericans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 
Sept. 18 2014 6:52 PMGround Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters Colorado Democrats and Republicans are testing theories for reaching women that will resonate far beyond the Rocky Mountains.  
Sept. 17 2014 5:21 PMDon’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISISBut the next president might. 
Sept. 16 2014 5:47 PMTale of Two FergusonsWe knew blacks and whites saw Michael Brown’s killing differently. A new poll shows the gulf that divides them is greater than anyone guessed.
Sept. 16 2014 11:25 AMThe GOP’s Phantom MenaceThe Republican Party’s new agenda is trying to solve problems that don’t exist.
Sept. 12 2014 7:24 PMCome and Take ItLibertarians fight for people whose property was seized by the police.
Sept. 11 2014 8:12 PMRunning ScaredGeorgia’s Democrats have registered more than 85,000 minority voters (and counting). Republicans never saw it coming.
Sept. 11 2014 5:40 PMThe Biggest Problem in American PoliticsForget gerrymandering. Here’s what we need to fix to ensure truly fair elections.
Sept. 10 2014 9:24 PMIraq SyndromeSome senators support Obama’s campaign against ISIS. Others refuse to fall for the hype of another war.  
Sept. 9 2014 5:00 AMCracked GraniteForces from everywhere but New Hampshire are spending millions to shake up the Republican primary race.
Sept. 5 2014 7:17 PMThe New RacismFirst you deny racism exists. Then you smear the reputation of any black man who appears to be a victim.
Sept. 4 2014 5:35 PMHow the Suburbs Got Poor
Places that thrived in the era of two-parent families are struggling today.
Sept. 4 2014 5:00 AMThe Kochs’ Political Ad MachineThe GOP’s Senate hopes have been energized by an ad blitz from the billionaire conservative brothers.
Sept. 3 2014 5:01 AMDemocrats Hate All “Dark Money,” Except the Millions They Raise
Sept. 22 2014 11:13 AMYour Own Personal Rand PaulHow the libertarian hero makes his foreign policy contradictions disappear.
Sept. 19 2014 1:51 PMMeet the New BossesHow the Republicans would run the Senate.
Sept. 18 2014 6:20 PMHow to Fix America’s Recidivism CrisisIt could be as simple as providing ex-cons with the medication they need.
Sept. 16 2014 6:30 PMNothing Succeeds Like SecessionBreakaway movements across the United States want to get on the Scottish bandwagon. 
Sept. 16 2014 2:11 PMSpare the RodWhat Charles Barkley gets wrong about corporal punishment and black culture.
Sept. 15 2014 2:30 PMThe Final Days of the Unofficial Hillary Clinton CampaignThe former secretary of state went to Iowa this weekend to expel the political demons before anyone else can conjure them. 
Sept. 12 2014 1:32 PMRaised on SlateA history of my favorite magazine, and a goodbye.
Sept. 11 2014 6:42 PMWhat’s the Beef?No, “Meatless Monday” is not an evil vegetarian plot to deprive our children of precious steak, pork, and chicken.
Sept. 10 2014 11:50 PMThe Wrong Lessons From the Next WarThe decision to confront ISIS is about more than appearing “strong” or “weak.” 
Sept. 9 2014 3:10 PMThe Progressives Strike BackThe left may not win this year, but it could be onto something.
Sept. 7 2014 11:55 PMField of DreamsA mixture of hope and high expectations brings voters out to see the candidates. But the 2014 midterm elections are about to dash both. 
Sept. 5 2014 12:01 PMA Few Helpful Rules for Reviewing Books About SlaveryTips the Economist may want to remember next time.
Sept. 4 2014 1:34 PMDon’t Know Much Revisionist HistoryConservatives are appalled by changes to the AP U.S. history exam. Which is funny, because the changes are hardly revolutionary. 
Sept. 3 2014 9:31 PMThe Dark Secret of Juvenile Detention CentersNine out of every 10 reporters of sexual abuse are males victimized by female staffers.
Aug. 29 2014 6:19 PMWhat Immigration Crisis?Why Congress and President Obama are so eager to forget this summer’s “humanitarian crisis at the border.”

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