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Washington Inside Out

'Alpha House' Blends Its Political Satire With Humanity

I come away from the show feeling not naked contempt for the pols but sympathy for the pushes, pulls, and pressures that come with their jobs.

Plunging Oil Prices Set Off a Global Chess Game

Huge implications of a lower cost per barrel will make John Kerry's job even tougher.

A Republican Senate Victory Could Splinter the Party

The tension between setting out a positive agenda for governing and the pressure to continue to block and obstruct will be very, very high.

What If Independents Keep Senate Majority Status in Flux?

Imagine if they aligned to form a Centrist Caucus, providing the votes needed to top 50 percent in return for commitments on a list of priorities.

Our Downward Spiral Since Citizens United

The corrosive influence of unlimited money in politics continues to grow.

Trust Is Not Enough to Break Through Washington Gridlock

Reality check: The bigger problems aren't because individuals don't get along; they're because of larger factors in the political culture.

It's Time for Congress to Treat Football Like the Business It Really Is

Lawmakers need to reconsider both the NFL's antitrust exemption and the farcical nonprofit status of the league.

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'Alpha House' Blends Its Political Satire With Humanity

I come away from the show feeling not naked contempt for the pols but sympathy for the pushes, pulls, and pressures that come with their jobs.

Plunging Oil Prices Set Off a Global Chess Game

Huge implications of a lower cost per barrel will make John Kerry's job even tougher.

A Republican Senate Victory Could Splinter the Party

The tension between setting out a positive agenda for governing and the pressure to continue to block and obstruct will be very, very high.

What If Independents Keep Senate Majority Status in Flux?

Imagine if they aligned to form a Centrist Caucus, providing the votes needed to top 50 percent in return for commitments on a list of priorities.

Our Downward Spiral Since Citizens United

The corrosive influence of unlimited money in politics continues to grow.

Trust Is Not Enough to Break Through Washington Gridlock

Reality check: The bigger problems aren't because individuals don't get along; they're because of larger factors in the political culture.

It's Time for Congress to Treat Football Like the Business It Really Is

Lawmakers need to reconsider both the NFL's antitrust exemption and the farcical nonprofit status of the league.

Show More