Right-wing challenger Steve Stockman failed to score a blow against establishment Senator John Cornyn. Does that mean the Tea Party is waning?
Some opposition to same-sex marriage is rooted in bigotry and some isn't. Assuming otherwise is itself prejudice rooted in ignorance.
On his watch, the CIA has been permitted to keep secret a report on its own misconduct, even as misleading information was released to the public.
The president's proposal is packed with liberal ideas and includes few incentives for Republicans. That's exactly the point.
Members are leaving the House to seek lower-prestige county and state posts where they feel they can make a bigger difference.
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An argument for letting in more newcomers—and a warning about a potential pitfall
How U.S. attitudes on LGBTQ issues have shifted during the last decade
If conservative Christians really believe they are becoming a marginalized movement, why would they want to disempower marginalized people in the marketplace?
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The vice president seems to be exploring his options, but with the prospect of a Clinton campaign for the nomination in 2016, Democrats aren't eager to see an intraparty fight.
Just like the Democrats in 1984, today's Republicans are shifting power toward party leaders and away from grassroots activists. It didn't work then, and it won't work now.
The justices banned execution of mentally disabled people in 2002. Now they are poised to tell death penalty states that they really meant it.
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Zack Beauchamp and Justin Logan debate the two presidents and their stances on interventionism.
Improvements in learning—which correlates with stronger partisanship—and the tendency to choose likeminded mates may be helping to create divided politics.
Representative Cory Gardner's candidacy shows that Democrats could be losing their biggest electoral advantage: GOP disarray.
They've done so at nearly double the rate of their FBI counterparts, often due to simple carelessness.
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The NSA's inspector general mischaracterized Edward Snowden's critique of the agency in remarks at Georgetown.