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The Parallel Failures of Obama's and Bush's Foreign Policy Doctrines

First it was the iron fist. Then, the velvet glove. Both failed. 

Blocking the Vote

A big country has big problems—but the systematic failure of congressional leadership is making them impossible to tackle. 

The Existential Battle for the Soul of the GOP

What used to be widely seen as loony is now broadly accepted or tolerated by the Republican Party.

The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing

This year's political environment is shaping up to be nearly as bleak as 2010, and that's ominous news for Senate Democrats.

Rick Perry Revisited

The Texas governor seems to have remade himself, and the 2016 presidential field is starting to look wide open.

How Rising Populism Is Changing the Identities of Both Parties

Rising populism is altering the identities of both parties—and scaring the heck out of the establishment.

Obama's Immigration Decisions Will Shape Both Parties for Years

As the president moves toward allowing millions of undocumented people to stay in the U.S., Republicans face a defining choice.

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The Parallel Failures of Obama's and Bush's Foreign Policy Doctrines

First it was the iron fist. Then, the velvet glove. Both failed. 

Blocking the Vote

A big country has big problems—but the systematic failure of congressional leadership is making them impossible to tackle. 

The Existential Battle for the Soul of the GOP

What used to be widely seen as loony is now broadly accepted or tolerated by the Republican Party.

The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing

This year's political environment is shaping up to be nearly as bleak as 2010, and that's ominous news for Senate Democrats.

Rick Perry Revisited

The Texas governor seems to have remade himself, and the 2016 presidential field is starting to look wide open.

How Rising Populism Is Changing the Identities of Both Parties

Rising populism is altering the identities of both parties—and scaring the heck out of the establishment.

Obama's Immigration Decisions Will Shape Both Parties for Years

As the president moves toward allowing millions of undocumented people to stay in the U.S., Republicans face a defining choice.

Show More