Big Government, Texas Style

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The divide between conservatives and liberals is more about what government should do, not how big it should be.

8 Things White People Really Need to Understand About Race

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Jamie Utt compiles the essentials for white folks to know before talking about racism.

Are The Democrats Unified After All?

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Compared to their past, the Democrats of today are remarkably united.

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Partisan Side

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One of the biggest myths in American politics is that the other side is always doing much better than you are.

Where Are Conservatives’ New Ideas?

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Conservatives still have a hard time coming up with new ideas to address the problems in our changing world.

Liberals Should Want Someone To Run Against Hillary

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If liberals want their policy preferences respected they should work to get more people in the presidential race.

Hey Liberals, Big Money In Politics Is Here To Stay

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How can liberals win in the new campaign finance environment?

The Historian And The Politician

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An online intellectual fight shows the limits of the historical perspective in politics.

Attention Liberals, Here’s How It’s Done

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A controversial blurb in Rolling Stone shows what a post-Obama liberal agenda could look like.

North Carolina’s Unemployment Experiment

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North Carolina’s cuts to unemployment show that ending unemployment does not cause people to go get jobs.

I Beg of You

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Who are you mis-valuing?

The Future of Obamacare

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When it comes to President Obama’s signature health care law, spin won’t decide its future.

Yes Liberals, Cory Booker is Your Friend

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Liberals should welcome the new senator from New Jersey.

Op-Ed: The Roots of Republican Incompetence

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For 25 years, the American right wing has been pursuing a strategy designed to increase their political power, and it’s cost them their principles and basic competence.

Jesse Jackson Jr. is no Political Hero

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The disgraced former member of Congress deserves acknowledgement for being willing to admit his guilt, but that’s about it.

Attention Liberals, Here’s how you Influence Obama

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The brewing fight over the next chair of the Federal Reserve shows the right way to go about influencing a President.