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Hail to the Chief

Republicans haven’t just rejected President Obama. They have adopted Benjamin Netanyahu as their leader.

April 16 2015 2:51 PMHillary Clinton’s Bad Campaign Finance IdeasShe’s right that money in politics is a problem. But suggesting a constitutional amendment is foolish.
April 15 2015 7:00 PMObama’s Gift to Hillary ClintonNo modern-day president has left his potential successor a less scandal-plagued legacy than Barack Obama. 
April 14 2015 6:54 PMForeign SaboteursWhen it comes to a Democratic president’s foreign policy, Republicans often side with America’s enemies.
April 13 2015 6:10 PMMr. Runner-UpIt’s not that Sen. Marco Rubio can’t win. It’s that he’s almost no one’s first choice for the top job.
April 12 2015 8:25 PMThe Indispensable Hillary ClintonWhy she is more vital to the future of the Democratic Party than even Democrats realize.
April 10 2015 7:05 PMRand Paul’s First TestIf he can’t beat his father’s numbers in the Iowa caucus, he’s toast.
April 8 2015 8:15 AMParty With PaulRand Paul says he’s the Republican best suited to win over young voters. There’s no evidence he’s right.
April 7 2015 6:55 PMA Rand for All SeasonsThe Kentucky senator thinks he can appeal to every kind of Republican. It won’t work.
April 7 2015 1:46 PMRand Paul Will Not Be the GOP NomineeRepublicans aren’t nearly as libertarian as his supporters wish they were.
April 6 2015 6:01 PMSocial Security Is Having a MomentUntil recently, Democrats were willing to bargain on entitlements. Here’s how Social Security expansion became a liberal cause again.
April 2 2015 1:16 PMThe Presidential Job ApplicationSeven questions we should ask anyone who wants to be president.
March 31 2015 6:27 PMThe Slow Evolution of Mike PenceThe Indiana governor knows what he believes. He should come out and say it.
March 31 2015 5:00 AMHow the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor Without Anyone KnowingThe musical artist chose to fund a super PAC through opaque, legal, and increasingly popular means.
March 30 2015 5:52 PMCan Ted Cruz Play Well With Others?The Texas senator’s biggest problem is that he is known more for causing disorder than genuine accomplishments.
March 30 2015 11:32 AMThe “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” TranscriptWhat’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.
April 15 2015 7:20 PMThe Irony Is Rich Hillary Clinton might be progressives’ best hope at campaign finance reform.  
April 14 2015 7:55 PMManufacturing AuthenticityWhat Hillary Clinton has going for her that other candidates don’t.
April 14 2015 9:29 AMBig TalkerMarco Rubio’s candidacy—much like Obama’s—will rest on the power of words.
April 13 2015 4:53 PMWhat the GOP Doesn’t Get About Latino VotersThey care more about economics than immigration.
April 12 2015 7:22 PMHillary Clinton’s Opening PitchHer presidential announcement offered warmth, hope, and a champion for “everyday Americans.”
April 8 2015 2:53 PMBroken Taillight PolicingWhen cops stop black drivers for minor traffic violations, it’s often a pretext for something more sinister.
April 8 2015 3:45 AMMichigan’s Missile DefenseThe state’s politicians want it to be home to the next site in our nation’s anti-missile shield. They’ll say anything for a $3.6 billion boondoggle.
April 7 2015 5:09 PMFired UpRand Paul is running Obama’s presidential campaign all over again.
April 7 2015 3:21 AMRahm Emanuel Has Not Been Good for ChicagoThe hassles and dangers of living in the new global city.
April 2 2015 7:04 PMStages of DenialThe various ways GOP presidential hopefuls do not believe in climate change.
April 1 2015 5:30 PMThe Progressive ImpersonatorMartin O’Malley wants to be the liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton. It's a good strategy for an actual liberal.
March 31 2015 5:52 PMWhy It Matters That Jeb Bush Defended Mike PenceDon’t be surprised if the Republican Party’s position on religious freedom moves further to the right.
March 30 2015 6:50 PMWhere Have All the Populists Gone?Even with rising concern about inequality, don’t expect anyone to offer a strong, working-class message in 2016.
March 30 2015 12:47 PMWhy All the Republican Party’s Presidential Candidates Believe the Same ThingNearly every nationally prominent Republican politician owes his ideas to Barry Goldwater.
March 29 2015 7:41 PMProcedural PurgatoryIt’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.

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