It is not alarmism to fear that Congress's failure to authorize an increase in the national debt could trigger a global recession.
The vast majority of Americans are outraged that some in Congress are endangering the economic security of the nation in pursuit of a narrow ideological agenda.
Obama and Democrats are done with being intimidated by the use of extra-constitutional means to extort concessions the right cannot win through normal legislation.
There's no reason to expect rollout of the ACA to go smoothly, but the overall prognosis is bright and the first exchange insurance prices are lower than expected.
The Republican right still does not accept the legitimacy of Barack Obama's presidency. This is why much of the government shut down.
Battles over budgets and Obamacare involve a showdown over the role of government in stemming rising inequality and making our country a more fair and decent place.
Competing appeals from campaigns in the 2012 elections signaled the arrival of Latinos—and Latino Catholics in particular—as a pivotal force in American politics.
If we had reason to be confident that bombing some of Assad’s assets would save more Syrians than it would kill, armed intervention might be warranted. We don't.
President Obama is right to show restraint on Syria. But that doesn’t mean the United States should stand and watch great crimes being committed.
It was only a matter of time before our polarized politics threatened to destroy a president’s authority. Will Congress let that happen?
A defensible case for the attack on Syria would have to satisfy traditional “just war” standards. The proposed action meets none of them.