On the ADA's recent 20th anniversary, some commentators argued that it has kept disabled people out of the workplace. But is that true?
Prominent former Republican administration economic officials' are criticizing the congressional Republican stance in favor of extending all the Bush tax cuts.
The White House managed to anger activists on both sides of the abortion debate when it denied abortion coverage to members of future high-risk insurance pools.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) got very angry on the floor of Congress when Republicans blocked a popular bill to take care of Ground Zero victims and workers.
Sarah Palin just endorsed two Republican congressional candidates in New York. That may hurt them more than it helps them.
Far more Democrats in the House of Representatives voted against funding military operations than last year, even though it still passed easily. That could signal a growing pressure on Obama from the left.
Former Minnesota Republican senator Norm Coleman is rumored to be mulling a run for Republican Party chair. Alas, he's no Michael Steele.
The media keeps treating the Tea Partiers as a sociological phenomenon instead of analyzing the validity of their political platform. It's time to treat them like anyone else who wants to govern.
As a cap on carbon emissions dies a slow death in the Senate, environmentalists—not known for their optimism—are surprisingly sanguine.
In his address from the Oval Office on Tuesday night, President Obama eloquently laid out the case that we have failed to confront our dependence on fossil fuels, and that now is the time for us to do so. But he failed to use this opportunity to marshal public support for a logical, tangible goal that would reduce our destructive consumption of oil and coal.
President Obama has a chance to finally confront Americans about their profligate use of oil. Will he take it?
The original stimulus bill from 2009 offered subsidies for laid-off workers to extend their health-insurance coverage under COBRA, which is normally quite expensive. The period in which laid-off workers are eligible for COBRA subsidies was extended several times, but not in the House or new Senate versions of the measure.
Congressional Democrats are working on a bill to address unemployment in the hopes that it will help them in the midterms. It's too little, too late.
Monday's gas-line eruption in Texas is just the latest in a string of energy-exploration accidents. The common thread isn't corporate malfeasance, it's excessive energy consumption.
GOP Senate candidate Rep. Mark Kirk falsely claimed to have won a prestigious war medal, but it's getting less attention than Democratic candidate Richard Blumenthal's misstatements about his service. The difference? Vietnam versus the Balkans, who broke the story, and Kirk actually served.
Democratic Senate candidate and Slate blogger Mickey Kaus points to Beverly Hills High School as proof of problems in public education.
The U.S. has killed Al Qaeda's No. 3, again, but there are more terrorist plots than ever. Is it time to reconsider our strategy?
American critics of of Israel hope that the deaths of nine aid workers will be a watershed moment in Israeli-U.S. relations. But election-year political pressures won't allow that to happen.
When the community board in lower Manhattan that controls the area near Ground Zero approved a plan to build a mosque and Islamic cultural center a few blocks from Ground Zero, the reaction was as you might expect.
As the political wheel turns, the inevitable has happened: political pundits are debating whether President Obama has responded to the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico with sufficient urgency. But why is an issue of lives losst and environmental degradation being reduced to a question of political calculation?
Economists from the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the centrist Brookings Institution, and the conservative Heritage Foundation may not all agree on much, but they agree on this: unemployment, which currently hovers around 10 percent, is not coming down significantly between now and November's midterm elections."I'm not aware of labor-market economists who expect unemployment to drop significantly before the midterms," says James Sherk of the Heritage Foundation. "The average...
The Atlantic's Joshua Green offers the best explanation I've seen thus far as to how Rand Paul managed to win the Kentucky Republican senatorial primary, and then promptly started flailing on the national stage. Of course, I'm biased, because Green's explanation is one that asserts the importance of print journalism. He writes: The local Kentucky media—in particular the newspapers, and especially the flagship Louisville Courier-Journa—has been decimated by job cuts, as has happened across...