Political Science

The GOP’s Catch-22 On Obamacare

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Today’s theme song: “Everything’s Relative.”<p>Poll of the week<p>Republicans in the U.S. Senate have …

Elections

Emergency Politics Podcast: McCain Is A No On Graham-Cassidy

Sen. John McCain announced on Friday that he would vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill, a renewed GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. …

Politics

How Reddit Is Talking About The Trump Presidency

Every new presidency brings its own language to America, a set of names, acronyms and slang that work their way into the zeitgeist. The Bush era had</i> …

Politics

We're So Cillizza'd - Lawyers, Guns & Money

CNN’s Editor At Large does a little of the ol’ Both Sides Do It with respect to the extraordinary effort of Republicans to eliminate health coverage …

Nancy Pelosi

It’s Week 35 Of The Trump Presidency. How’s His Approval Rating?

In the video above, FiveThirtyEight’s Harry Enten discusses where President Trump’s approval rating stands, and how many people aren’t sure if they …

Politics

Kris Kobach Can Prove U.S. Elections Are Messy, But That’s Not The Same Thing As Fraudulent

President Trump’s voter fraud commission has the stated goal of ensuring the integrity of the vote as “the foundation of our democracy.” But, like …

Politics

Lousy president, terrible precedent

Manuel Zelaya should be restored to power. He should also be forced to respect the constitution<p>AFP<p>IT WAS a flashback to a nightmare that Latin …

Latin America

How Graham-Cassidy Caught The Democrats Napping

No one paid attention when Dean Heller signed on back in July, but it was a big deal.<p>Everyone should have seen the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal …

Politics

The Media Has A Probability Problem

The media’s demand for certainty — and its lack of statistical rigor — is a bad match for our complex world.<p><i>This is the 11th and final article in a</i></i> …

Elections

Stanislav Petrov, 'the man who saved the world' from nuclear war, dies at 77

Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as “the man who saved the world” for his role in averting a nuclear war over a false missile warning at the height of the Cold War, has died. He was 77.<p>Petrov’s German friend Karl Schumacher said Tuesday that Petrov died on May …

War

Here’s why Jimmy Kimmel is playing Ezra Klein on late-night television

When Jimmy Kimmel took over as host of his eponymous program, he made a pledge to viewers regarding coverage of policy issues, “We have to figure out how to make this stuff not just matter to people, not just appealing to people, we have figure out how to to make it understandable to them, …

Opinion

The president threatened to destroy another country at the UN

IT IS not known whether President Donald Trump has seen “Wolf Warriors 2”, the nationalist action film breaking Chinese box-office records with its …

Economics

America holds the World Trade Organisation hostage

EIGHT months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the rules-based system of global trade remains intact. Threats to impose broad tariffs have come to …

Economics

Catalonia’s unconstitutional means to an undesirable end

SPAIN has known tumultuous times: civil war in the 1930s, dictatorship until 1975, a failed coup in 1981, a financial and economic crash in 2008-13, …

Economics

The liberal order of the past 70 years is under threat

<b>The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World.</b> By Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro. <i>Simon & Schuster; 608 pages; $30. Allen</i> …

Geopolitics

The New Health Care Bill Is Not So Great For States That Like Obamacare

Senate Republicans championing a final effort to pass a bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act are selling it as a way to offer …

ObamaCare

The Democrats are ditching centrism for economic populism

NEARLY four years ago Bernie Sanders, the crotchety, democratic-socialist senator from Vermont who came surprisingly close to winning the Democratic …

Bernie Sanders

The parting shots of Brazil’s chief prosecutor

LIKE a sheriff in one last gunfight, Rodrigo Janot hoped to end his career in a blaze of glory. On September 14th, three days before the end of his …

Brazil

Pakistan’s foremost political family fights for survival

AT A pre-election rally, a procession of cars and pick-up trucks squeezed through the narrow streets of Lahore. The crowd sweated, cheered, trod on …

Pakistan

Australia’s controversial gay marriage vote gets under way

THE question reads, “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Ballots asking it have been posted to Australia’s 16m registered …

Equality

Labour’s route to Downing Street

IT IS standing room only in the Shipley & District Social Club, a working men’s club in a commuter town near Bradford. Over 200 Labour activists have …

Referendums

Jeremy Corbyn: Britain’s most likely next prime minister

NOT even Jeremy Corbyn could quite picture himself as leader of the Labour Party when he ran for the job in 2015. After he became leader, few could …

Brexit

The dangerous Tory divide over Brexit

ON SEPTEMBER 19th Toys “R” Us, one of the biggest players in America’s toy market, filed for bankruptcy. At about the same time Tories “R” Us, one of …

Brexit

Roy Moore: kickboxer, sacked judge, US Senator?

THE first time Roy Moore lost an election, for a seat on the Alabama circuit bench, he quit the law to become a professional kickboxer. Now stumping …

Economics

The Lib Dems say they’re on the right track. If only voters agreed

FOR A political party that has lost two-thirds of its voters and four-fifths of its MPs since 2010, “we were right” is a bold claim. Yet during the …

Liberal Democrats

Peru loses its prime minister. What next?

PEDRO PABLO KUCZYNSKI has been Peru’s president for little more than a year, but already he has lost or reassigned 15 ministers. The biggest cull …

Economics

The tangled affairs of the probable next Czech prime minister

A scandal in BohemiaThe tangled affairs of the probable next Czech prime minister<p>ANDREJ BABIS says the political establishment is conspiring to keep …

Economics

The GOP’s Identity Crisis Has Overtaken Arizona’s Senate Race

In person, Kelli Ward is polished.<p>On a recent Wednesday evening, I watched as Ward, an osteopathic physician and insurgent Republican challenger for …

Elections

Our Way-Too-Early 2020 Democratic Primary Draft

Bookmark this to see how idiotic we look in four years.<p>In this week’s politics chat, we check in on the Democratic presidential field for 2020. The …

Elections

Why Are Hillary's Approval Ratings Even Lower Than Trump's?

Hillary Clinton is back in the public eye to promote her new memoir on the 2016 election, but most Americans would apparently prefer her to just go …

Bernie Sanders