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On April 30, 1992, Bill Bradley strode to the podium of the US Senate. The previous night, riots had erupted in Los Angeles following a not-guilty verdict in the first Rodney King trial.

How will we know when women have achieved equality? Male politicians will all be bachelors.

"Politics and language," explains the dust jacket on the latest edition of Safire's New Political Dictionary, are "William Safire's two great and abiding interests." True, but too modest.<

Tom Hayden's editorial essay ["The Liberals' Folly," May 24] was an offense to reason and an offense to principle. Why don't I begin with the principle?

Liberals in the Democratic Party should withdraw their support for the Kosovo war. So should the Democratic Party.

Republicans seem rather sour
About the run of Gary Bauer.
But Democrats are glad to greet
The one opponent Gore might beat.

One man is the symbol of Wall Street power. The other rose to prominence as a grassroots hellraiser. One believes in top-down control of the economy and celebrates global capitalism.

Last year the Heritage Foundation celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary.

After writing this, her fourth book on the Christian right, Sara Diamond donated fourteen years' worth of research--right-wing pamphlets, fliers and position papers--to the University of Californ

Blogs

Eric Cantor’s fall might mean a change for the House GOP's foreign policies.

June 11, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the Bergdahl scandal. 

June 11, 2014

Washington and Tehran could be allies, and Saudi Arabia could help seal the deal.

June 11, 2014

“All of the investment banks, up in New York and DC, they should have gone to jail.”

June 11, 2014

Conservatives attacked Cantor for indicating a willingness to support a new fix for the VRA

June 11, 2014

The Republican who pulled off 2014’s biggest upset is very conservative—and very critical of big corporations.

June 11, 2014

Eric Cantor made one step towards reform— and was punished for it Tuesday night.

June 11, 2014

Today in Washington, Representative Meeks makes a level-headed case for multilateral diplomacy with Iran, while Representative Vargas fears an iranian attack on Los Angeles.

June 10, 2014

The real tragedy of an alleged bribery scandal in Virginia is that hundreds of thousands will be denied health insurance.

June 10, 2014

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a plan to ease this crisis—and Obama just backed it.

June 9, 2014