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Why the GOP Should Still Block Merrick Garland

Not that I object, but I think Red State’s Leon Wolf is a little misguided when he recommends that the Republican Senate confirm Merrick Garland now before Clinton nominates someone...

Quick Takes

North Carolina Gov. McCrory and Republicans in the state legislature got put on notice today. U.S. Justice Department officials Wednesday notified Gov. Pat McCrory that House Bill 2 violates...

President Obama to Designate the First National Monument to Gay Rights

A couple of months ago I wrote about President Obama's legacy of preserving over 260 million acres of land and water as national monuments - more than any other...

Social Enterprises as a Solution to Inequality

In today’s political climate, it’s easy to assume that our civic systems are broken, and accomplishments—when they are not denigrated or outright dismissed by the “other side”—are few and far...

Kasich Quits, Too

News is just in that John Kasich is dropping out, which removes any remaining drama about whether or not The Donald will be the GOP's nominee to fill the...

The Conservative Movement Died Last Night

[I did my initial reaction to yesterday's events at my green place, but I'm truncating part of that for our format here at the Washington Monthly. If you want to...

Bernie's Math Problem

Bernie Sanders won the Indiana presidential primary and has so far garnered 43 delegates to Clinton's 37. But that's pretty much where the good news ends. As Nate Silver documented...

The 2016 Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee: Donald Trump

Donald Trump won the Indiana Republican presidential primary and Ted Cruz dropped out of the race. This tweet from the chair of the RNC pretty much seals the deal..@realDonaldTrump...

Quick Takes

This is one of those days when you feel naive for thinking that the Republican presidential primary hit rock bottom with a discussion about the size of Trump's "hands."...

Do We Really Want to Lead the World in Toddler Shootings?

I remember last fall when I saw this article by Christopher Ingraham I hesitated to share it because it is so sad. This week a 2-year-old in South Carolina found...

We Had to Ask

I always enjoy a good juxtaposition. And this one can't be beat. Here's Ted Cruz giving his frank assessment of Donald Trump's character: “I’m going to tell you what I...

The Curse of Cruz

Part of this job involves looking for things to write about two, three, four or thirteen times a day (if you’re Ed Kilgore), and sometimes you have to settle for...

Changing the Narrative About the Role of Prisons

As the era of "tough on crime" developed, this country lost sight of the fact that prisons should be about both punishment and rehabilitation. Instead, we were presented with an...

How the Media Promote Conflict

Have you ever had the experiencing of reading an explosive headline only to click on the story and find that the actual context doesn't back it up? I sure...

Quick Takes

Recently I noted that the Department of Justice had filed an antitrust lawsuit to stop the merger of Halliburton and Baker Hughes. Today comes this news: Oilfield services giants...

What the $60 Billion Weight Loss Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

Gina Kolata, a science writer for the New York Times, writes today about the results of research on the participants of the reality TV show "The Biggest Loser." Kevin Hall,...

Fracking or No Fracking, Who Gets to Decide?

Fracking is a difficult issue, as it allows for a lot of domestic energy production which brings down consumer costs and gives our foreign policy establishment more flexibility, but also...

How Much Democracy is Too Much?

Every once in a while an article comes along that forces us (or ought to force us) to question our assumptions. I think Andrew Sullivan has accomplished this with his...

"Obama Out"

It has become cool to mock the elite gathering of journalists, politicians and entertainers that is known as the White House Correspondents Dinner. But to ignore it altogether is to...

Can Trump Win Over Sanders' Supporters?

MJ Lee at CNN says that the Trump campaign is going to make a play for Sanders' supporters. Trump's advisers say these comments are a preview of more explicit overtures...

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