Why refusing to attack Syria matters.
As we prepare for more puerile politics and petty tactics, let’s remember what needs to be done to heal our economy and democracy.
Why we don’t value institutions like public schools, hospitals and universities the way we used to.
Our attitude toward medical marijuana has unfolded like an interminable tragedy with three acts.
As a senator, Obama supported strong controls on surveillance. As president, not so much..
A measure to end one NSA program was just defeated in the House by a surprisingly narrow margin. Here are other proposals on the table.
In the age of K Street, soft money, and safe seats, it’s tempting to abandon our political institutions and shout down our opponents. Here’s why we shouldn’t.
A play-by-play of Wendy Davis’s filibuster, and why it made such great, heartening, and depressing absurdity TV.
Gridlock in the federal government exacerbates division between the states.
Senators have rushed to draft legislation to hold attackers accountable and provide support for victims.
A president’s court picks shouldn’t require sixty Senate votes.
How nations can negotiate with global capital.
Congress has cut funding for updating flood maps by more than half since 2010, from $221 million down to $100 million this year.
The problem is that the IRS has interpreted our tax laws to allow big corporations and wealthy individuals unlimited political influence.
A getaway with Hensarling, whose committee oversees Wall Street and its regulators, is an invaluable opportunity for industry lobbyists.
To keep the IRS from competing with TurboTax.
Why did 13 percent of appointed positions remain unfilled after the President’s first term?
Federal law often falls short of regulating Congress itself.
The last best chance for the truth about a lost war and America’s war-making future.
For Obama’s gun control proposals to succeed, Congress must learn the NRA’s past tactics.
We should call the Republicans’ bluff and and go over the fiscal cliff.
Everything you need to know about Congress and the NDAA.
The President lays out his plan for America’s fiscal future.
For those newly in office, the easiest route is that of least resistance.
The difference between “broadening the tax base” and raising taxes on the rich.
The so-called fiscal cliff might not turn out as dramatic as we imagine.
Many have said a Supreme Court strike-down of the individual mandate could be the end of Obamacare, but it might be what’s needed to revive the public option.
The former mouthpiece for insurance giant Cigna divulges his role in misleading the public, the emotional day that led to his whistle-blowing, and what should really scare you.