Stephen Power

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Trading Card Games for the Rest of Us - Cards, Decks, and Basics of Play

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>In the series introduction, I discussed why to play Trading Card Games (TCGs), why collect cards, and what TCGs can teach …

Lawmakers Skeptical Obama Will Reform NSA After White House Summit

Pres­id­ent Obama met with hand-picked law­makers at the White House on Thursday to dis­cuss the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency’s con­tro­ver­sial …

Chris Christie was a ticking time bomb as a politician. It was only a matter of time before he blew up

If there is a singular skill that separates presidential contenders from presidential "also-rans" it is discipline. The ability to stay on message, to keep emotions in check, to avoid distractions, to understand that the long-game must take precedence over the daily news cycle and to dodge the …

How Michael Bloomberg Became The Most Influential Mayor Of The Century (So Far)

Money mattered in Michael Bloomberg's case.<p>The billionaire's personal fortune (ranked 10th in the nation by <i>Fortune</i>) allowed him to bankroll his three runs for New York City mayor, freeing him to hire people he believed were the best and the brightest, rather than friends of donors.<p>His philanthropy …

Comparing the Failures of Bush and Obama

Any similarities in their political calculations are dwarfed by differences in their substantive errors.<p>Can President Obama learn anything from the most significant failures of his predecessor? Are the failures of the Bush and Obama Administrations alike in any ways? These are the questions Ron …

Why this week’s anti-NSA court ruling could backfire

Be careful what you wish for<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>December 18, 2013 1:38pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Pundits across the political left should be careful about heaping too much praise on U.S. District Judge Richard Leon for this week’s dramatic ruling that the National Security …

Morning Must Reads: December 18

• Tech Executives to Obama: NSA Spying Revelations Are Hurting Our Business [Washington Post]<br>• Fed Said to Delay Bank Leverage Cap Until Basel Completed …

Six Events From 2013 That Will Affect the 2016 White House Race

The first presidential primary is still more than two years away and the midterms will almost certainly reshuffle the White House deck of cards, but …

The Next President Won’t Save Us

Why, God? Why is it in the news that Jerry Brown will possibly run for president in 2016? Why have we already been talking about Christie vs. Clinton …

In America, we care more about the government taking our guns than our data

Justice Richard Leon's feisty decision striking down the National Security Agency's mass collection of metadata from American citizens has given privacy advocates a much-needed boost in morale. Will that translate to a political tipping point?<br>The sad answer is no, don't count on it. Sure, the …