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Follow the Leader
How liberals fell in love with the imperial presidency (again).
A Pox on One of Their Houses
The crisis isn’t both parties’ fault.
Karl Rove’s War
By picking a fight with conservatives, did the Republican Machiavelli just ruin his career—or save it?
Carnival From Hell
The warning signs before the triumph disaster.
Enough With the Deficit!
How Obama’s State of the Union reframed our economic debate.
Where Have All the Babies Gone?
More and more Americans are childless by choice. But what makes sense for the individual may spell disaster for the country as a whole.
They Coulda Been Great
A Presidents’ Day toast to three commanders in chief whose time ran out too soon.
Catsimatidis Disses Bloomberg
A supermarket mogul sets his sights on becoming mayor of New York.
Rick Perry U
The governor’s war on UT Austin.
Eric Cantor Channels Bill Clinton
But is it enough to save the GOP?
The Lost World
How Americans lost their communal spirit.
A messaging guru with a competitive streak.
Welcome to Botswana
It’s in the Midwest. It’s called Illinois.
Will Brennan Subdue the CIA?
He seen as a hawk who supports torture and drone strikes, but the president's nominee is far more nuanced.
El Hombre Republicano
He’s Rubio, not Ryan.
The Scouts finally earn their tolerance badge.
Mamet: Hands Off My Gun
The individual is not only best qualified to provide his own personal defense, he is the only one qualified to do so. By David Mamet.
Will Obama Deliver on Gay Rights?
The president inspired with talk of Stonewall and equality. So what will he do about it? By Paul Begala.
Washington Lawyer Jeffrey H. Smith
National-security insider and legal counsel to ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’
2016 President Picks: Smash That Crystal Ball
The next president could come out of nowhere.
Believe it or not, Morgan is a great spokesman for gun control.
Yes, Joe Biden is gregarious. But he’s a lot more complicated than his public persona. Michelle Cottle in Newsweek.
U.S. Army General David Rodriguez
Obama’s pick to lead the war on terror in Africa.
‘I, Barack Obama’
In Newsweek, Evan Thomas asks: For his second inauguration, can the president still reassure and inspire?
Why the GOP resembles a failed state.
The Logic of Hagel
Why Obama wanted an improbable fellow traveler at the pentagon.
The Last Dive?
Funding for human expeditions to the watery depths appears to have run aground. As legendary explorer Sylvia Earle says goodbye to the ocean floor, are machines good enough to take her place?
Esther Duflo is pioneering a new form of development economics. Daniel Gross reports.
Wish You Were Here
On Nixon’s 100th, Republican faithful party like it’s 1972.
Flinching From Suicide
The fiscal-cliff compromise doesn’t solve any of our real problems.