Senate Republican leader from Kentucky Mitch McConnell (L) has said with his party in the majority, "the Senate can be better than it has been." He's right. (EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS)

The new Republican majority will make the Senate respectable again

Warfare doesn't suit the Democrats, even when they're in the minority.

The shift toward late motherhood is often presented as a story of liberation from the biological clock. Don't believe it.

  • Jenna Healey
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  • Dec 19, 2014

On North Korea and "The Interview," I got nothing.

  • Daniel W. Drezner
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  • Dec 19, 2014

Despite the spate of bad press, Uber is as safe as riding a taxi.

  • Matthew Feeney
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  • Dec 19, 2014

It always felt to me like America and Cuba went through a divorce. Their reconciliation is overdue.

  • Ruth Behar
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  • Dec 18, 2014

You have questions about the US opening to Cuba? I have answers.

  • Daniel W. Drezner
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  • Dec 18, 2014

There are clearly good reasons to doubt Jesus’ historical existence.

  • Raphael Lataster
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  • Dec 18, 2014

"It's very hard to have an argument when you have a mouthful of ribs."

  • Simon Majumdar
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  • Dec 18, 2014

Weight discrimination is a growing problem in the workplace.

  • Helen Leahey
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  • Dec 18, 2014

A compelling figure, through which I drew a line, suggests the Affordable Care Act is living up to its name by providing affordable care of which millions are taking advantage.

  • Jared Bernstein
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  • Dec 17, 2014

Prosecutors have more advantages than you'd believe.

  • Sarah Lustbader
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  • Dec 17, 2014

The race for money for the 2016 presidential campaign has begun. It's going to be a long campaign.

  • Daniel W. Drezner
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  • Dec 17, 2014

To fight racism, teachers must start early.

  • Kathlene Holmes, Marcus Johnson, Jennifer Keys Adair
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  • Dec 17, 2014

Individuals who want to show their rejection to society, the west, and other Muslims have a new outlet.

  • Ali Mamouri
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  • Dec 17, 2014

The Sony e-mail hack revealed even rich and famous women are devalued.

  • Sally Kohn
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  • Dec 17, 2014

New funding models undermine the founding mission of many HBCUs -- to provide education to all.

  • Andre M. Perry, Ivory Toldson
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  • Dec 16, 2014

The savvy thing to say about Russia's plummeting economy is that it will cause Putin to lash out. Is there another possibility?

  • Daniel W. Drezner
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  • Dec 16, 2014

There are some really good reasons to phase in a slight increase in the federal gas tax. And then there's politics...

  • Jared Bernstein
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  • Dec 16, 2014

It's one of the least violent in the country.

  • Eugene O'Donnell
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  • Dec 16, 2014

An employee-rights agenda for the new majority.

  • Newt Gingrich, Rick Berman
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  • Dec 16, 2014

A bad position can hurt people's self-esteem and mental health.

  • Stephen Bevan
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  • Dec 16, 2014
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‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ was once an anthem for progressive women. What happened?

The complicated origins of a pilloried song.

  • Marya Hannun
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  • Dec 19, 2014