- Prairie Weather: Signs that Obamacare is working
- Michael Hiltzik: Another Obamacare horror story debunked
- Yichuan Wang: Of Course Monetary Policy is an Asset Swap--But that Doesn't Make it Any Less Useful
- Matthew Yglesias: BART strike: Here's how to think about it
- Stan Greenberg in the Right-Wing Fever Swamp
- Scott Lemieux: Why Won’t Barack Obama Start Hitting Himself?
- "Conservatives in this country—at least those who have not made their peace with the New Deal, and there is serious question whether there are others—are non-licensed nonconformists; and this is dangerous business in a Liberal world, as every editor of this magazine can readily show by pointing to his scars. Radical conservatives in this country have an interesting time of it, for when they are not being suppressed or mutilated by the Liberals, they are being ignored or humiliated by a great many of those of the well-fed Right, whose ignorance and amorality have never been exaggerated for the same reason that one cannot exaggerate infinity": William F. Buckley (1955): What Parts of the New Deal Do 'True Conservatives' Want to Scrap?
- "I love the delicacy of the wording in this story by Politico reporter/courtier Dylan Byers: 'Bill Kristol, the editor and publisher of The Weekly Standard, ended a decade-long run as Fox News contributor.... In 2011, the Fox News chief asked Kristol to take a negative stance toward a certain individual [Sarah Palin], effectively helping Ailes in his effort to give that person a bad reputation, the sources said. Kristol refused to get involved in Ailes' personal arguments and, as a result, there was a "coolness" between the two going forward. Though the relationship remained cordial, Ailes felt he could no longer trust Kristol to be a team player'": Steve M.: He's Defending Her Honor
- "It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which eviscerated the Voting Rights Act, is leading to a new era of voter suppression that parallels the pre-1960s era—this time affecting not just African-Americans but also Hispanic-Americans, women, and students, among others. The reasoning employed by Chief Justice John Roberts in Shelby County—that Section 5 of the act was such a spectacular success that it is no longer necessary—was the equivalent of taking down speed cameras and traffic lights and removing speed limits from a dangerous intersection because they had combined to reduce accidents and traffic deaths": Norm Ornstein: Why Republicans Wanted to Gut the Voting Rights Act
- "I prefer the interpretation of Ender’s Game that I first heard from... Donna Minkowitz.... She viewed the novel, which she loves, as an imaginative portrait of the inner life of an abused child, a fledgling psyche trying to reconcile the unbearable contradiction in receiving both love and gratuitous pain from the same source. She describes it as 'the best book I have ever read about violence', and while I don’t have much experience with violence myself, I believe that": Laura Miller: The twisted mind of “Ender’s Game”