Election 2012

The Fixes Are In

Not long after a Senate subcommittee found that JPMorgan had misled and bullied federal regulators in an effort to conceal massive trading losses, the House of...

The End of Majority Rule?

The National Rifle Association is facing attacks from Gun Owners of America for being too soft on gun control. This is like a double cheeseburger coming under...

More Mission, Less Maintenance

In March of 1979, Pope John Paul II opened his first encyclical, Redemptor hominis, with these words: “The Redeemer of humanity, Jesus Christ, is the center...

Thwarted

Steven P. Millies In the months since the 2012 presidential election, much attention has focused on how Republican fortunes have shifted because of demographic...

The Tea Party's Ghost

The deficit that should concern us most right now has to do with time, not money. Money can be recouped. Time just disappears.And time is what Washington is wasting...

When Republicans Were Problem-Solvers

We interrupt this highly partisan and ideological moment with some contrarian news: President Obama is not the only politician who thinks that expanding access to...

Obama: The Audacity of Freedom

President Obama is a freer man than he has been at any point in his presidency. He is free from the need to save an economy close to collapse, from illusions that...

Rebranding vs. Rethinking

Rebranding is trendy in the Republican Party.Rep. Eric Cantor gave a major speech on Tuesday to advance the effort. Gov. Bobby Jindal wants the GOP to stop being...

Common Ground?

It was unthinkable, only three short months ago, that Washington’s long-estranged lawmakers would suddenly find themselves entranced by feel-good bipartisanship,...

The New Politics of Immigration

Think back to the battle over health care reform. Can you imagine Republicans, upon hearing that President Obama was about to offer his own proposals, would want to...

Change at the Pentagon

During his first term, President Barack Obama steered a middle course that displeased people on both extremes of the political spectrum. His health-care law...

Wedged Apart

In 2008, Barack Obama won the largest share of the electorate of any Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Democrats added seats in the...
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