A dispatch from the future, where political action committees have absorbed America's political parties.
A behind-the-scenes look at the process of writing the president's third annual speech to a joint session of Congress is 'The West Wing' in real life.
The word is invoked to refer to a number of surprisingly diverse worldviews -- and politicians take advantage of that.
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As we mourn the decline of manufacturing, why isn't anybody talking about the tragic decline of agriculture?
The Republican Party's two factions each assigned someone to respond to President Obama's speech. Which had more to offer?
Obama's dilemma: His proposals are both too small-bore to deal with the scale of the crisis he wants to address and also way too big for Congress
Comparing the citizenry to a military unit, he says we need to cooperate better and trust more. But prospering as diverse individuals is our greatest strength
Obama lays out a case for his re-election, but the policy solutions he proposes fall short of the challenges America faces.
The following is the complete text of President Obama's State of the Union address as written.
As President Obama gives his third state of the union address, we're gathering the best commentary and analysis from across the web.
Talk radio's biggest star unwittingly diagnoses the defining pathology of the ideological movement he helps to lead.
Like his predecessor, President Obama is leading a re-election campaign with a Democratic Party that has lost its popular appeal.
President Obama will deliver a campaign speech aimed at voters, not the lawmakers before him in the House of Representatives.
The loudest story in this chart is the diversity of tax rates among the rich
More than a stunt, the president's upcoming Google+ Hangout might be a real and rare chance for him to interact with citizens.
His tax return doesn't prove that he's done something wrong. His tax return proves that the tax code is wrong.
Conservatives champion it. Liberals loathe it. But both sides have distorted the cause, and students are paying the price.
A bill the former speaker introduced in 1996 raises serious questions about his moral compass -- and his fitness for the presidency.
The photo curator chatted with readers about his January/February magazine feature and his day-to-day work for TheAtlantic.com.
This week's Working it Out question asks you to tell us the most important change you'd make to taxes