Politics

Why Public Apathy Isn’t All Bad

It has actually helped pave the way for significant criminal justice reform.

Jan. 30 2015 12:38 PMThe Upper Middle Class Is Ruining AmericaAnd I want it to stop.
Jan. 29 2015 6:57 PMParty AnimalHe’s a former poker pro, motivational speaker, and YouTube celebrity. Now he’s leading Florida’s Republican Party.
Jan. 28 2015 7:16 PMThe Fighting HawkeyesWhy Hillary Clinton needs to fight hard for Iowa.
Jan. 28 2015 10:23 AMThe History of the Pocket ConstitutionHow mini-Constitutions became popular long before the Tea Party.  
Jan. 27 2015 6:07 PMHow the Koch Brothers Could Make, Break, or Reshape Republican Politics in 2016
Jan. 26 2015 2:18 PMWhy de Blasio Was Right to Take on Criminal Justice ReformReforming the NYPD is economic populism for New York City’s minorities.
Jan. 25 2015 9:39 PMPipeline BlowoutThe Senate’s Keystone debate was downright miserable for Democrats and people who believe in climate science.
Jan. 23 2015 6:30 PMThe Senior Senator From KentuckyFormer Kentucky Sen. Wendell Ford passed away on Thursday. His greatest accomplishment came from defeating Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Jan. 22 2015 7:53 PMRepublicans Are Finally Talking About InequalityDemocrats should listen.
Jan. 21 2015 5:40 PMFamily PlanningObama’s focus on women and families in the State of the Union will likely be the core of Hillary Clinton’s economic message.
Jan. 21 2015 1:58 PMObama’s Tax TrapThe president’s tax proposal will expose Republicans’ unwillingness to do anything meaningful for the poor. 
Jan. 21 2015 12:13 AMThe Liberated LiberalPresident Obama offered an assertive vision of Democratic ideals. But was it enough?
Jan. 20 2015 3:46 PMThe 15 Women Who Have Responded to a State of the Union AddressSadly, many were remembered more for what they wore than what they said.  
Jan. 19 2015 1:14 PMHappy Robert E. Lee Day!Why some states can’t celebrate MLK without remembering the Confederate general, too.
Jan. 16 2015 6:46 PMBlue Devil’s AdvocateDuke University’s decision to not allow a Muslim call to prayer from its chapel tower was clumsy, but perhaps the right one.
Jan. 30 2015 12:35 PMCold ComfortWhy Indiana’s tough Medicaid bargain may be the only way the Obama administration can insure millions in need.   
Jan. 28 2015 8:26 PMDivide and ConquerWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s divisive message for winning the White House.
Jan. 28 2015 2:33 PMWhen Jeb Bush and Bill Belichick Were High School ClassmatesThe young Jeb wasn’t always straitlaced. There were his Andover years, when he and classmates (like the future Patriots head coach) cut loose.
Jan. 27 2015 7:41 PMReady for Pataki?The former New York governor may be running the saddest campaign for president.
Jan. 27 2015 1:01 PMBobby Jindal’s Presidential Rollout Is Off to a Terrible StartWhile other candidates went to Iowa, Jindal headlined an evangelical revival.
Jan. 25 2015 10:19 PMBest in ShowWisconsin’s Scott Walker outshines the competition in Iowa.
Jan. 23 2015 7:09 PMIowa’s Early BirdsRepublican presidential candidates are trying to figure out the secret of success in the Hawkeye State.
Jan. 22 2015 10:52 PMWhy the GOP Isn’t as Pro-Life as You ThinkHow a core Republican principle got complicated.
Jan. 22 2015 7:10 PMFailure to LaunchRepublicans returned to their war on Obamacare on Thursday. It didn’t go well.
Jan. 21 2015 2:42 PMSecond-Term Obama Looks AbroadSocial scientists find that foreign policy can help or hinder domestic policy.
Jan. 21 2015 1:36 AMA Man in FullPresident Obama delivered a strong partisan speech that roiled Republicans even as it sought to win over everyone else.
Jan. 20 2015 6:32 PMThe Instant Spin RoomWatch conservatives and liberals bicker over the State of the Union address.
Jan. 20 2015 11:39 AMHurry-Up OffensePresident Obama feels confident and emboldened heading into the State of the Union. Of course, so does the Republican-controlled Congress. 
Jan. 16 2015 7:55 PMDelayed JusticeAttorney General Eric Holder’s reform of civil asset forfeiture is the newest example of Democrats fixing failed policies from the war on drugs.
Jan. 16 2015 5:40 PMA Blazing StartOne year in, Colorado’s experiment with retail marijuana has been a sweeping success.

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