The GOP Tells Youngsters They Don’t Need Health Insurance

The most interesting thing in American politics right now isn’t the beltway fight that’s been receiving most of the attention; rather it’s the less visible fight going on in the states. The self-styled party of personal responsibility and the free market is telling people not to purchase healthcare from private providers. Why? Continue reading

4 (Depressing) Ways in Which the Gun Debate is Like the Rest of Politics

Next week marks the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre. After those tragic events, the NRA’s most memorable contribution was to suggest armed guards be placed in schools to deter future shooters. No other moment has so brilliantly captured what makes the gun debate so spectacularly instructive. The gun debate is just like all the other debates in our politics, only more so. Here’s why. Continue reading