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The Scientific Method

Two years ago, Bill McKibben suggested that America’s climate scientists should go on strike: [A]t this point it’s absurd to keep asking the scientific community to churn out more reports....

Johnny Strikes Up the Band

The most fascinating news coming out of the 2016 Republican National Convention might not be the struggle between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for the GOP nomination. It might be...

Ship of Fools

If you’re like me, and you know a number of “Bernie or Bust”-ers on social media who still insist that under no circumstances will they vote for the “corporatist” Hillary...

Running Up That Hill

Is Bernie Sanders qualified to speak at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (assuming, of course, that he fails to secure the Democratic presidential nomination)? I’m not quite sure...

Duck and Cover

Do the folks who are concerned that Bernie Sanders would be swiftboated in a general election have a point? Just as it is an article of faith among Sanders supporters...

Quick Takes

Speaker Paul Ryan might be getting "Boehnerized." Paul Ryan, the budget wunderkind who was elected speaker only after a united House GOP dragged him into the job, is finding...

Southern States Do Not Distort the Primary

At the end of last night's Democratic debate, Dana Bash asked Sanders whether he will take the contest to the convention in Philadelphia if neither candidate clinches the nomination via...

A Contrary Opinion: I Liked the Rancor

Writers I respect, Rebecca Traister, Ed Kilgore, and Nancy LeTourneau, all seem to be discomforted today after witnessing the raucous Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Brooklyn...

New York City is Not Trump Town

In 2010, strategic-minded New York Republican political consultants wanted to nominate Rick Lazio to run against Andrew Cuomo in the governor’s race, but the actual Republican voters of the Empire...

I'm Ready for This Primary to Be Over

As I watched the Democratic presidential debate in New York last night, I wondered if anyone who was doing so was still in the process of making up their mind...

Honoring the Brilliant Caricaturist, Vint Lawrence

Vint Lawrence, a brilliant caricaturist for the Washington Monthly, the New Republic, and the Washington Post, died April 9th at the age of 76 of complications from acute myeloid leukemia....

Quick Takes

Is Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in trouble when he even loses Ken Starr? Ken Starr, the former Reagan administration appeals court judge who spent years investigating Bill and Hillary...

Incentivizing Change in the Largest Financial Institutions

After writing this morning about the "living wills" required from large financial institutions via Dodd-Frank, I've read some additional information about the fact that the Federal Reserve and FDIC rejected...

A Secular View of Anti-Polygamy Laws

I don’t want to be overly cynical about this but I do try to be pragmatic. When I imagine living in a society where women (including lesbians) are married off...

Sen. Mike Lee to Flint: Drop Dead

Sen. Mike Lee, who appears to be Ted Cruz's only friend in the Senate, has succeeded in using a hold to single-handedly deny the people of Flint, Michigan any funding...

Rude and Stupid is No Way to Win the Presidency

They used to say that Bill Clinton was made of teflon because no bad news stuck to him, but last fall I began to think this was a better descriptor...

Should a Member of the Press "Clear the Air" with a Politician?

One of the arguments that is often used to point out unfairness is to suggest what things would look like if roles were reversed. For example, pointing out that a...

Dodd-Frank Continues to Work as Planned

Key portions of the Dodd-Frank bill were devoted to identifying and regulating "Systemically Important Financial Institutions" (SIFI's), which are sometimes referred to as "too big to fail banks" following the...

Quick Takes

Today Hillary Clinton put out a plan to fight for environmental and climate justice. The first of eight items in the plan prompted a "Be still my heart!" from...

On the Crime Bill, Liberals are Eating Their Own

The 1994 crime bill is back at the center of the Democratic presidential debate. This is largely, if not solely, the result of Black Lives Matter protesters interrupting a speech...

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