Don't believe the Citizens United pollyannas. Watching money flooding into elections for judges' seat shows how dangerous unregulated campaigns can be.
It'd be great if lawmakers had better personal relationships, but the biggest problems in politics are systemic.
Why does the league have nonprofit status? Why is it exempt from antitrust laws? It's hard to justify any of it.
Checks and balances are an essential part of the American system—but so too is respect for Congress in interpreting laws.
Pushing back on abuses by a small but powerful faction of the criminal-justice system requires a bipartisan coalition.
From ISIS to inversions, immigration to infrastructure, a host of pressing needs face legislators. Of course, that doesn't mean they'll take any action.
Failure to fix the nation's transportation-funding system would be the latest economic wound inflicted on the country by the feckless 113th Congress.
Just how far out is the Republican fringe?
The news about the health-care law is all positive these days—but a few bad breaks in conservative courts could change all that.
Congress's proposal to fix the broken agency risks taking the country back to the patronage-job system of the 19th century.
Watching big companies abandoning corporate citizenship shows the flaw in the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision.
It's been a year since the Supreme Court gutted the law, and racial justice remains elusive.
Don't be fooled by a new report from the Pew Research Center. Both sides are more politicized these days, but it's not equal.
It's not just Eric Cantor. Reformist conservatives have good ideas, but until they drop the idea that all government is bad, they'll never be realistic.
The next head of the Department of Veterans Affairs needs to be a skilled administrator rather than a decorated soldier.
The best solution to the increasingly politicized and unseasoned Court is to limit justices to 18-year terms.
From the defeat of a bipartisan energy bill to an endangered judicial nominee, Republican obstruction in the Senate hasn't stopped since Harry Reid invoked the "nuclear option."
There are strong ideas on the table that transcend ideology and would strengthen the nation. Yet they're going nowhere.
Even if the Republican is sincere in his outreach to the poor, his spending plan would hurt the neediest Americans by cutting the programs on which they rely.
Obama isn't stalled out because he can't lead like Johnson, Reagan, or Clinton—it's because the nature of the opposition party has changed.