Battered and Blue
Police departments shouldn’t feel under siege. The public just wants better policing.
The One Amendment We’re Not Willing to Give UpThe Senate torture report and Sony’s retreat are reminders of what Americans are willing to sacrifice—and what we aren’t.
Why Selma Matters TodayThe film offers a vital lesson for those who want to confront police violence today.
Jet Fuel Is Cheap. Plane Tickets Aren’t.Airlines are making record profits. Don’t bet on them passing any of that money along to you.
Ted Cruz Just Did Obama a Big FavorThe senator’s attempt to block the president’s immigration order may have opened the door to a number of his political appointees.
A Subtle HighDespite Congress’ attempts to block D.C.’s legalization, there’s a major pro-pot provision hidden in the 2015 spending bill.
Down and OutThe Democratic Party’s losses at the state level are almost unprecedented, and could cripple it for a long time to come.
Our System for Prosecuting Cops Is BrokenHere’s a better way to pursue justice when police officers kill in the line of duty.
The Refreshing Candor of Mitch McConnellHe may be cold-blooded, but the new Senate Majority Leader may be exactly what the Senate needs.
The Most-Read Conservative Media You’ve Never Heard OfA new generation of conservative news sites are mixing clickbait with Obama bashing to rake in huge audiences.
America, Truck Yeah!The United States’ latest SUV-buying binge shows how badly we needed President Obama’s fuel economy rules.
We Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Is Jeb Bush Ready to Run?His early moves are smart. But does he have the temperament for the modern campaign?
Jeb Bush Wants You to Read His EmailAnd that may be just the beginning of a very different presidential run.
The GOP’s Tortured LogicRepublicans have widely accepted Cheney’s defense of torture. If Obama is acting like a monarch, how were the Bush administration’s actions not far worse?
Informed BiasWhile blacks see the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island almost identically, whites see them as dramatically different. Why is that?
Ending the Forever WarWhen will we stop using a September 2001 authorization of military force to sanction our overseas conflicts?
The Torture TabooTorture is becoming a partisan issue, and that’s not good for anyone. Here’s how to prevent it.