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Pundit Contestants 2009

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Separating partisanship from technology

Without a nonpartisan body to assess science and technology issues, Congress relies on outside organizations that too often have serious conflicts of interest.

By Burton Richter | October 30, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (54)

Between work and life

Both women and men are starting to crave the porous kind of life that my mom led, instead of the compartmentalized version that my father has left behind.

By Courtney Martin | October 30, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (49)

Playing the inheritance card

The Obama administration's use of this device is well into double-overtime -- and poses a significant threat to its future.

By Darryl Jackson | October 30, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (65)

The numbers don't look good for Democrats

We are on the verge of acknowledging a powerful demographic and political movement: the shift of congressional districts, and hence critical electoral votes, from blue to red.

By Jeremy Haber | October 30, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (54)

Addicted to drama

We troll news sources for the next big fix, the next story that will save us from a seemingly monotonous existence.

By Maame Gyamfi | October 30, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (45)

Washington's best assistants

Georgetown sophomore Charley Cooper is advertising for a personal assistant. I thought I'd throw out some potential candidates.

By Kevin Huffman | October 30, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (37)

Overeducated and underemployed

We rocked the vote. And then we got rocked by the economy.

By Mara Gay | October 30, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (31)

Health care at 9,308 feet

When the nearest emergency room is a 50-mile drive, making care more affordable and more widely available is a popular idea.

By Mark Esper | October 30, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (25)

Fox News' surprising constituency

Fox News appeals to the conspiratorial mindset of Middle Easterners as much as it does to your skeptical middle American who looks askance at Obama's big government policies.

By Lydia Khalil | October 30, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (47)

The women of the web

If the White House wants to mobilize its virtual army to push health-care reform, it might want to consider calling on the women on Facebook.

By Zeba Khan | October 30, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (44)

 
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