Boehner’s ability to end the standoff makes his bargaining power lower, not higher
The former GOP House Majority Leader on why his party hasn’t learned the lessons of the ’95-’96 shutdown
A veteran of the ’95-’96 government shutdowns writes that President Obama is no Bill Clinton—and the country is the worse for it
The former Speaker of the House tells Republicans that giving in will make things worse
The people who are most concerned about global warming are also typically opposed to the technologies most capable of reducing emissions
The would-be presidential candidate is cementing his leadership by telling his political base exactly what it wants to hear.
Suspicions of American intentions in Brazil and elsewhere run deep after revelations about NSA data-gathering in those countries
In TIME’s recent cover story “How Wall Street Won,” Rana Foroohar gave an excellent appraisal of the last five years since Lehman collapsed. While her analysis hit at five of the major shortfalls in our “reformed” financial sector, there was even more she could have pointed to: Five years after the crisis, why have we not even begun …
History is longer than the news cycle or a term in office, writes the chess champion
It is our exceptionalism—and our separation of powers—that has kept us out of war in Syria.
The Office of the First Lady is a boondoggle and an offense to women. Let’s shut it down.
Behind Putin’s latest move, and our on-again, off-again alliance
Tolerance of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer is not the same as acceptance