Medicare for All's Unintended Consequences

What would it mean for the companies' workers, the stock market and the cost of care?

Pentagon Diverts $1 Billion for Illegal Wall Funding

The (Acting) Secretary of Defense has issued an unconstitutional order.

Post-Mueller Recriminations

The mea culpas and I-told-you-so's are rather premature.

On Coverage of the Coverage of the Mueller Report

Before we draw broad conclusions of the reporting on the report, don't we need to see the report?

Batman Turns 80

Issue #1000 of Detective Comics is hitting the stands.

Time for Theresa May to Go?

Many are calling for the UK Prime Minister's ouster. But the problem is Brexit itself, not any one leader.

Gaza Rockets Hit Tel Aviv

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is cutting short his US trip to deal with what his government is calling a Hamas attack.

Everything Isn't Sexism

It's possible to conclude that Pete Buttigieg is smarter than Elizabeth Warren for reasons having nothing to do with sex.

Where's Doug?

Our most prolific front-pager hasn't posted in two weeks. Readers are beginning to ask questions.

Open Forum

So, what do you want to talk about?

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More on the Pathologies of the EC

It's the battleground states that are the issue, not small states v. large states.

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Mueller Report: No Conspiracy or Coordination Between Trump Campaign and Russian Government

The principal findings of the Mueller report are now public. They're good news for the President on Russia and a mixed bag on obstruction.

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Douthat Attempts a Defense of the Electoral College

Ultimately, it isn't a very good one.

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Second Parkland Shooting Survivor Commits Suicide

A male sophomore makes two suicides in less than a week.

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Pelosi Demands Open Release of Mueller Report

The Speaker says she will reject any attempt to deliver it in a "highly classified" manner.

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Stephen Moore is a Terrible Choice for the Fed

Only the best people, dontcha know.

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New Zealand to Ban Semiautomatic Weapons

Institutions matter. (No, seriously, they really, really matter).

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Feeding The Trolls Only Makes Them Stronger

Deny them the pleasure of an angry reaction, and they'll probably leave you alone.

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Barbra Streisand's Bizarre Defense of Michael Jackson's Child Molestation

"His sexual needs were his sexual needs." And, you know, criminal.

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No Secretary of Defense in Sight

The office has been vacant for 81 days. President Trump has yet to nominate a replacement.

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Mueller's Report: We Don't Know Much

Predictably, news that the investigation has ended has people on both sides cheering. It's unwarranted.

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Mueller Report Delivered to Attorney General

The Friday news dump to beat all Friday news dumps.

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Parkland Survivor Sydney Aiello Takes Her Own Life

Tragedy piled on top of tragedy.

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Kushner and Other Senior Trump Officials Used WhatsApp to Conduct Official Business

Lock them up.

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Lauren Duca Isn't Very Nice

A weird takedown from within the #Resistance.

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A Photo for Friday: "Good Morning"

Happy Friday

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Trump Administration Merging OPM into Other Agencies

An odd bureaucratic reshuffling, seemingly out of the blue.

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Jimmy Carter Oldest President Ever

Already the longest-serving former President, he'll pass George H.W. Bush as the longest-living tomorrow.

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Trump Recognizes Israeli Sovereignty over Golan Heights Via Executive Tweet

Because of course he did.

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Harvard Sued Over Ownership of Slave Photos

A racist scholar took some fascinating photos of an enslaved man in 1860. Now, his descendants want the rights to them.

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Florida Republicans Working to Gut Restoration of Felon Voting Rights

Last November the state voted overwhelming to amend its constitution. The lawmakers they elected at the same time are sabotaging it.

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Time for a National Primary

The consolidation of Super Tuesday makes the current system even more broken than before.

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On Cows, Devin Nunes, and Twitter

On one level, it is rather amusing; on another is it quite insidious.

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