Everyone's a Queen
The Republicans' rapidly expanding definition of welfare
April 01, 2013

Is welfare spending, as Republicans now claim, the largest item in the federal budget? Only if you make up a new definition for welfare.

Political Science in the Crosshairs
Republicans defund academic studies whose lessons they don't want to learn
March 22, 2013

Under the cover of austerity, Republicans defund academic studies whose lessons they don't want to learn.

Harry Reid Reaps What He Sowed
The failure to reform the filibuster is already taking a toll
March 19, 2013

The cost of failing to reform the filibuster is already apparent.

David Brooks Doesn't Remember the 1950s Very Well
March 19, 2013

His column against increasing the top tax rate starts wrong, and only gets worse.

Why Conservatives Want to Break Up the Banks, Too
March 16, 2013

Why conservatives want to break up the banks, too.

Bravo, Dick
In a new documentary, Cheney gives a masterful performance
March 14, 2013

The World According To Dick Cheney, a documentary that airs March 15 on Showtime, includes so fine an acoustical solo performance by its subject that it could be titled Dick Cheney Unplugged.

Facing the Facts Doesn't Always Change Minds
A new study on inequality shows that knowledge doesn't move the needle—with one exception
March 12, 2013

A new study on inequality shows that knowledge doesn't move the needle. Except when it comes to the "death tax."

Here's Why Obama's Last Grand Plan to Control College Costs Flopped
March 08, 2013

College costs are rising. Why won’t anyone stop them?

The Best Reason to Raise the Minimum Wage
Why Congress should raise the minimum wage
March 05, 2013

It beats asking Congress to spend money.

John Boehner Doesn't Care About the Deficit
The GOP only cares about tax reduction
March 01, 2013

Republicans only care about tax reduction.

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