politics

The timing of Jon Stewart’s departure is lousy for Comedy Central

Nielsen numbers show a peak during the last presidential election.

Obama makes a peculiar pick to showcase the country’s manufacturing revival

President Obama visited a small Indiana company today that he says shows the strength of American manufacturing and the jobs it creates throughout the supply chain. But it was a peculiar choice.

A battle’s brewing within the GOP over whether to pursue tax reform

Facing the prospect of a fully Republican Congress for the first time in eight years, GOP strategists are divided over how to advance a central tenet of their political agenda: a simpler U.S. tax code with sharply lower rates.

What America’s changing bread preferences say about its politics

There's more to the rise of whole wheat than meets the eye.

The U.S. economy does better under Democratic presidents — is it just luck?

Since 1947, the U.S. economy has grown at an average rate of 4.35% under Democratic presidents, and just 2.54% under Republicans.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 2, 2013

Is America a bubble?

Markets continues to treat America as if its political system will always get it right. What happens when they're proven wrong?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 13, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg still has a lot to learn about politics

The Facebook founder risks underestimating how clogged things are in Washington.

At the Bipartisan Policy Center, is cash the real divide?

A think tank's panel on financial reform has as many Democrats as Republicans--but it's stacked with industry lawyers.

Obama Inc.: What businesses want to learn from the president’s campaign

Companies want the trade secrets behind Obama's widely successful brand, so they're now knocking on the doors of the campaign's alumni.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Mar 18, 2013

The five stages of Republican grief

The GOP establishment is reasserting control. Just don’t call this process moderation. The Republican Party isn’t reinventing itself so much as reverting to its previous form.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 8, 2013