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Posts in category “Politics”

Catching On to the Pyrrhic Victory of a GOP Senate

And here you thought I was being all #slatepitch-y: In February, I …

Posted April 9th, 2014

What Would Tocqueville Say About #CancelColbert?

Suey Park, a 23-year-old self-professed activist known on Twitter for the hashtag …

Posted April 4th, 2014

Hobby Lobby vs. the Order of Justice

A healthy government will carve out space for a just society, not impose one.

Posted March 29th, 2014

The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Played

Every Sunday, the rector of my church appends a brief note of …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Rand Paul and Libertarian Switcheroos on Race

Like the very evenhanded Jamelle Bouie here, I think Sen. Rand Paul’s …

Posted March 26th, 2014

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: The Breakup That Wasn’t

The recent war of words over foreign policy between senators Rand Paul …

Posted March 20th, 2014

For GOP, Congress Is a Pair of Cement Shoes

When I said, in December, that we were “probably at peak Republican,” …

Posted March 17th, 2014

Bill Kristol’s Tea Party Constitution

Jonathan Chait amusingly shoots at the fish in the barrel that is …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

Should the U.S. Intervene or End Syrian War?

Whether saber rattling or not, word is out that the White House …

Posted February 28th, 2014

Arizona’s Discrimination Fight and the Politics of Tolerance

“Religious Right Cheers a Bill Allowing Refusal to Serve Gays.” Thus did the …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Why the Web’s Fight Fizzled

Two years ago, it looked like online activists and tech companies were …

Posted February 24th, 2014

Liberalism’s (Un)Limited Government

Why is it that today’s liberals have become the most ardent cheerleaders …

Posted February 20th, 2014

A Painean Policy Proposal from a Beltway Burkean

Last week, just as the East Coast descended into a terrifying world …

Posted February 19th, 2014

Is the Tea Party’s Dream an Illusion?

“There is no education in the second kick of a mule,” said …

Posted February 14th, 2014

Why Obama Shouldn’t Fear a GOP Senate, Ctd.

I was pleased to see Howard Kurtz respond to my post on …

Posted February 13th, 2014

Eric Cantor Picks the Right 40 Yard Lines

The GOP is finally revamping its agenda to look out for workers, not just their bosses.

Posted February 10th, 2014

Why Obama Shouldn’t Fear a GOP Senate Takeover

Conventional wisdom says the Obama administration is effectively toast if Republicans capture …

Posted February 7th, 2014