D.C. Water Cooler
Political News from inside the Beltway, from the steps of the capitol to the basement of the Smithsonian.
Articles in this feature
Dec 20, 2012
Regulating Assault Rifles – a how-to primer for non-shooters
Guns can be regulated to reduce their potential for mass killing. Here's how...
Dec 06, 2012
Can Republicans Rebrand?
The Republican Party is rebranding. Will voters forget the old, white, boys club?
Nov 08, 2012
Something died on Election Day
What’s that smell? A whole lotta conservative memes rotting on the trash pile of history – that’s what.
Nov 02, 2012
Barack Obama for President
Your choice could not be clearer. Make sure you make it in the form of a vote.
Oct 25, 2012
Top CEOs Call for Higher Taxes
America’s top CEOs offer a deficit plan that looks a lot like President Obama’s.
Oct 12, 2012
New Polls Rock Foundations of Conservatism
We’re becoming a more tolerant nation. That’s bad news for conservatives.
Oct 04, 2012
Hey Mitt, I’ll see Your China Debt and Raise you an F35 Program
The path to paying back China runs through a five sided building.
Sep 27, 2012
The Republican Brand Killed Romney
Republican stakeholders jockey to avoid being the guy that gets blamed.
Sep 20, 2012
What Mitt Romney Really Said
When Mitt Romney described the 47 percent, he was saying what he thinks about Democrats. He’s not alone...
Sep 13, 2012
The Outrage Industry
Making you scared and angry is an industry. But you don’t need to buy in.
Sep 07, 2012
Romney or Obama: A Simple Choice of Critical Importance
The stark differences between the candidates offer an easy choice for voters.
Aug 30, 2012
The Last Race War – 2012 is the Last Gasp of Whites-Only Republicanism
It’s the last hurrah for white guys, something that’s good – even for them.
Aug 23, 2012
The GOP’s Vitruvian Man
The Republican Platform says a lot about Republican Man. For starters, he’s a strange one...
Aug 16, 2012
Head-Scratching the Paul Ryan Pick
Why did Mitt Romney make such a bad pick for VP?
Aug 02, 2012
Chick-fil-A Celebrates my Birthday
We’ve made a lot of progress on bigotry, but Chick-fil-A teaches us we still have a long way to go.
Jul 26, 2012
Calls for Gun Control Miss the Target
Liberals, we need to have a heart-to-heart talk about gun politics.
Jul 19, 2012
Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Showdown at the Civil Right Corral
Will Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio finally get what’s coming to him?
Jul 12, 2012
Mitt Romney Fails to Qualify as President
Mitt Romney proves to be unqualified for the job he is seeking.
Jun 28, 2012
Shocking New Revelations About a Darrell Issa Conspiracy
Did Darrell Issa deliberately make up the whole thing?
Jun 21, 2012
Darrell Issa’s Fast and Frivolous
Darrell Issa's Fast and Furious investigation may have been his last chance at success.