United States

Let Them Eat Fish: Why Food Stamp Restrictions Are a Bad Idea

Republican efforts to restrict the use of food stamps are antithetical to their support for individual liberty and ignore the underlying issues of poverty.

Cutting Spending, Dividing the Party

Ongoing debates over government spending have exposed a rift between fiscal hawks and defense hawks in the Republican Party.

New Campaign, New Hillary

Hillary Clinton has officially launched her 2016 presidential campaign. Can she convince America that she is more than a staid, out-of-touch politician?

How Much Is Enough?

How effective altruists balance personal happiness, local community, and effective charity.

Political Suicide

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich’s suicide raises concerns about when political discourse goes too far.

What Climate Change?: Understanding Incentives for Denial

Why climate change denial persists in politics despite scientific consensus.