Unlike the overly cynical House of Cards, Garry Trudeau's political satire treats its characters as fully formed human beings, flawed but ultimately sympathetic.
Plunging oil prices will affect the U.S.'s global relationships in complicated ways.
Why haven't Joni Ernst's flirtation with Agenda 21 or Tom Cotton's ideas about ISIS gotten more attention?
The GOP has a good chance to win control on Tuesday. Whether they can control themselves is another question.
There's a small but real chance a bloc of unaffiliated senators could form after the midterms and help moderate the chamber.
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.