From The Washington Monthly, why the DOJ's spokesperson Brian Roehrkasse dishonors the department. Look who's not looking: A look at the demise of the inspectors general program. A new report by the Campaign for America's Future details how the conservative minority rules by filibuster, preventing up or down vote on a record number of bills in just one year. It's a fitting moment to contemplate the mountain of moral, and mortal, hypocrisy that is our Christianized Republican Party. An interview with Matt Taibbi on how the U.S. is like Ike Turner. Couching it in simple terms, Psych 101 could probably do Bush some good, says Jonathan Haidt. What can the next president do to revive a sense of common purpose? An interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin. Democrats and the politics of failure: Even if congressional Democrats have been legitimately stymied by Republicans on their legislative agenda, they are still going to have to answer to voters. John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira on getting ready for a Democratic era: The Donkey is back, and it's just the beginning.

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