How Republicans sugarcoat American poverty

One of the last vestiges of bipartisan Washington is in danger of being corrupted by conservative myths about poverty. The Senate just passed their bipartisan version of the farm bill, after the House...

Democrats' reefer madness

Years ago a very buttoned-up friend of mine was negotiating her start date with a new employer. She was keen to get to work as soon as possible, she explained, but would they mind waiting until after...

GOP banks on tax cuts to save hold on Congress

WASHINGTON — Republicans are pinning their midterm election hopes on the massive tax overhaul signed into law last year, and it shows. GOP groups and candidates have run nearly 17,800 spots this year...

The GOP's minority rule

Can a country remain a liberal democracy while abandoning majority rule? The Republican Party in the 21st century appears exceedingly eager to explore the question — and far too indifferent to the ans...

Why America will regret legalizing marijuana

The Democrats have a new moral crusade. It's youth-oriented and free of identity politics. It's got nothing to do with Trump, or Russia. Today's Democrats are fighting for your right to get baked. If...