Hillary Clinton may be the front-runner, but the tandem of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren is offering liberals a powerful voice.
The Myth of the Hero CopPolice officers earn more than you think for a job that’s less dangerous than you imagine.
Hillary’s BubblesWhy Clinton’s longtime friends and confidants pose a special challenge for her presidential ambitions.
Why Are So Many Republicans With No Chance Running for President?A few are real contenders. The rest are going along for the ride.
A Dishonest History of the Last WarRepublicans want to paint the Iraq war as an honest mistake, while laying the groundwork for the next one.
Republicans Are Not on the Edge of ExtinctionThe GOP is an aging party, but it isn’t about to die out.
We Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Cheap TalkHillary Clinton wants to champion some liberal issues. But what is she willing to do about inequality?
Down SouthRepublican presidential hopefuls descended on South Carolina last weekend to show how low they can go.
We Do Negotiate With TerroristsLet’s stop pretending we don’t, and craft better U.S. policy to protect American hostages.
ISIS Isn’t the New Soviet ThreatRepublicans who suggest otherwise have forgotten Christianity and Judaism’s own history of violence.
The Truth About the ClintonsClinton Cash can’t prove anything against Hillary. That’s what makes it so necessary.
A Swing and a MissPeter Schweizer’s attack on the Clintons leads with his conclusions and never connects the dots.
The Fraud of WarU.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have stolen tens of millions through bribery, theft, and rigged contracts.
The Strong, Loud TypeChris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Our Best Presidents Are Flip-FloppersWe shouldn’t criticize presidential candidates who change with the political winds. We should celebrate them.
Fighting the Last WarJeb Bush isn’t giving clear answers about America’s lessons in Iraq. That’s something no serious candidate can avoid.
All in the FamilyJeb Bush is embracing his brother’s mistaken decision to invade Iraq. Hillary Clinton is running away from her husband’s popular political legacy. Shouldn’t it be reversed?
Huckabee’s Welfare State ConservatismThe former Arkansas governor understands something important about GOP voters: They aren’t opposed to welfare spending as long as it’s for them.
Pick OneSome conservatives are trying to unify the GOP around a single candidate—if only they could agree on the same one.