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Real Politics, Anyone?

Identifying and putting together different constituencies is nothing new in politics. But in recent decades it’s become a new religion, especially among Democrats.

Seeking Refuge

The people who have passed through the doors of La Posada are survivors of human atrocities of nearly every kind. They come because home is no longer safe.

Shameless

Americans receive confirmation of what they'd suspected: That CIA and Bush administration officials have been less than truthful in their accounts on torture.

Will We Torture Again?

Can we now say with confidence that our government will not use torture again? In light of reaction to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report, I fear we can't.

Whose Recovery?

Most American pay packets are lagging behind the growth in the economy. Why? To answer this requires a little background on the Federal Reserve Board.

Out of the Shadows

Unfortunately, the humanitarian conditions that urge action on immigration reform appear less important to legislators than the politics surrounding the issue.

Obama Heightens the Contradictions

Obama’s decision to back away from a policy of separating families of undocumented immigrants brings utterly contradictory responses from Republicans and Democrats.

Obama & the Other Electorate

Obama is paying attention to the tens of millions of voters who supported him two years ago and are hoping he'll show them political engagement is worth the effort.

Invisible Man

Politicians and pundits regularly misapply Smith’s most famous metaphor, turning the “invisible hand” into an embodiment of the virtues of an unfettered market.

Don't Govern on Fantasies

The prevailing view among conservatives: The GOP's central goal should be to spend two more years making Obama look bad.

The High Road

Scotland voted “No” to independence by 55 to 45 percent. But my referendum-day journey provides a clue to what was happening in Scotland in the summer of 2014.

Married to the Past

Laws that once upheld the "traditional views" of marriage social conservatives advocate were dismantled piece by piece because they inflicted other moral costs.
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Book Reviews

American Reckoning

March 26, 2015 | 3 comments

No Man's Land

February 19, 2015 | 5 comments

Scalia: A Court of One

October 11, 2014 | 0 comments

The Pope and Mussolini

September 10, 2014 | 3 comments

The Eclipse of Equality

September 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Blessed Are the Rich

June 2, 2014 | 4 comments

Defensive Secretary

May 14, 2014 | 7 comments