Politics

Rand Paul Plays Ted Nugent Like a Fender Stratocaster

Paul may or may not turn out to be a skilled presidential candidate, but he works the media better than any other contender.

John McCain Says Ignorant, Belligerent Things; Press Swoons

McCain knows nothing about foreign affairs, yet is treated as though his thoughts on Ukraine are worth listening to.

Federal Government Soon to Know Everywhere You've Driven

There are more license-plate cameras installed all the time. Now the government wants to put all the data together in one database.

Arkansas's Medicaid Folly

87,000 people have gotten insurance through the state's Medicaid expansion—now that it's working so well, GOP legislators are trying to get rid of the plan. 

Needling for Change

There’s a way to keep drug users from overdosing on heroin. Unfortunately, it’s illegal.

The Good War, Now Not So Good

For the first time, a plurality of Americans think invading Afghanistan was a mistake.

Why Can't You Miserable Commoners Be Happier With Your Lot?

One man is brave enough to advocate for giving the rich more political power.

Conversations with My Mother

Crossing the political divide within the family unit. 

Sauce For the Gander

How should liberals feel about their own billionaires trying to buy elections?

It's Not Illiberal To Defend Fundamental Rights

Making everyone a conscience onto themselves isn't liberalism, but anarchy.

We Have Known Black Boys (But None Have Been Bullet-Proof)

After today's verdict in Jordan Davis's murder trial, a writer reacts in verse.

There's No Place Like Homophobic Kansas

The state's anti-gay discrimination bill is doomed, but this is just the first we've seen of stand-alone "religious liberty" bills.

Guns and the Thug Life

There was only one thug in that convenience store parking lot, and it wasn't Jordan Davis.

When Culture Eclipses Class

How the UAW could organize NYU grad students and not Chattanooga, Tennessee auto workers

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