| Jul 20, 2014
It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Is there a way to actually unite economic populists on the liberal left and libertarian right? Maybe not. But one promising possibility is the prioritization of American small businesses over powerful, multinational corporate dominance.
The events of...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:27 AM
It's a measure of how bitter the partisan divide in Washington has become that yesterday House Republicans voted overwhelmingly to authorize Speaker John Boenher to bring a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for failing to enforce a provision of the...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Most political prognosticators forecast that Republicans will recapture the U.S. Senate in this fall's midterm elections. The GOP already holds the House, and the fact that Republicans control the lower chamber but not the upper one is actually...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:27 AM
The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy issue.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:26 AM
When historians get around to appraising the start of the new century, what will they say about it? If circumstances continue as they have been, the period may well be deemed a deep black hole in the political life of this country.
From the disputatious...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Maryland's congressional delegation cruised to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the Republicans nationally.
Six of eight incumbents...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:24 AM
For The Atlantic the distinguished linguist Geoffrey Nunberg has produced an article, "When Slang Becomes a Slur," about the controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins.
Don't pass over it without clicking. It is a thoughtful, substantial...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:00 AM
I am not a Washington Redskins fan; quite the contrary — I worked there in 1999-2000 and had a very negative experience.
Yet what is happening with the protests over the team's name is a disturbing example of what can happen when certain members...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:24 PM
— President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:29 AM
The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a version of the old...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:40 AM
In recognizing that for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby can hold religious beliefs that trump secular laws like the Affordable Care Act's requirement that women have access to contraceptives without out-of-pocket costs, the Supreme Court has moved...