This is an era of permanent campaigning and economic stagnation, writes The Weekly Standard's Geoffrey Norman.

Red states getting redder

The American Prospect's Jamelle Bouie writes about how states like Alabama and Mississippi are becoming even more restrictive on abortion and same-sex marriage.

'Traditional marriage's' lamest defense

Kate Blanchard of debunks one conservative's message against gay marriage.

BRAIN initiative gives a big check to sci-tech elite

Tim Cavanaugh of The Daily Caller believes a new expenditure on brain research is just another way for the administration to take credit for something it doesn't deserve.


Christie applauds firing of abusive Rutgers coach

The Hill's Pete Kasperowicz reports the New Jersey governor supports the university's decision to fire the coach after the release of a controversial video.

Few senators sacrifice pay amid cuts

Only a small number of senators plan on donating a portion of their salary to charity per a recent budget amendment, The Hill's Russell Berman reports.