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America's Coal-Fired Divide

While the West Coast states forge a green alternative for powering the future, red states cling to fossil fuels.

The Fire This Time

The black-white divide is in sharp focus again, 22 years after the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.

The Court, Not Congress, Is Obama's Biggest Obstacle

The president's push for executive action increases his chances of encounters with the judiciary.

Rand Paul's Audacious Outreach

He wants to change the way Republicans court black voters. But first he has to sell his party on the new approach.

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

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

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.

Half of America

Why it's becoming increasingly difficult for anyone to be president of the entire United States.

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America's Coal-Fired Divide

While the West Coast states forge a green alternative for powering the future, red states cling to fossil fuels.

The Fire This Time

The black-white divide is in sharp focus again, 22 years after the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.

The Court, Not Congress, Is Obama's Biggest Obstacle

The president's push for executive action increases his chances of encounters with the judiciary.

Rand Paul's Audacious Outreach

He wants to change the way Republicans court black voters. But first he has to sell his party on the new approach.

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

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

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.

Half of America

Why it's becoming increasingly difficult for anyone to be president of the entire United States.

Show More