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February 2015

What will America look like in 2060?

Several speakers at a Washington conference this week on the political ramification of changes in the population of America made the same point: “Demographics are

Politicians often like to live like rich people

Aaron Schock has gone from over the top to lawyering up. Every other day seems to bring fresh revelations about how Schock, a Republican congressman

Kevin Spacey attends the Netflix's "House Of Cards" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Jan. 30, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

We sit down with creator and show runner Beau Willimon.

Breaking down the Keystone pipeline fight

Tree huggers and oil barons – that’s the insurmountable ideological divide in the Keystone XL pipeline standoff, right? Somehow the bill became a symbol for

Can the GOP survive on white voters alone?

“The Republican Party as we know it cannot survive,” according to Emory University political scientist Alan Abramowitz. Note the caveat: “as we know it.” The

DHS shutdown fight is dramatic but achieves little

I hope I can get this piece about the looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security through the editing process without any of the

How the Obamas won the Internet

What do screaming goats, ice buckets and the Obamas have in common? They have all gone viral. The Internet has become a bizarre universe where

Kevin Spacey attends the Netflix's "House Of Cards" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Jan. 30, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Exploring the intersecting worlds of journalism and politics on the popular Netflix series.

Are Giuliani’s, Walker’s comments veiled racism?

The latest contretemps in the news-buzz-gaffe-outrage cycle comes from a long ago mayor of New York and the Republican governor of Wisconsin who seems to

PAC names: Who comes up with this stuff?

Freedom. Patriot. Liberty. Do these words inspire you to fulfill your obligation to God and country and donate to a political action committee? Well, their

Year’s top films take on big political topics

We're in a countdown to the Academy Awards (it’s this Sunday!) and some of this year's most recognized films are tackling some pretty big political

Kevin Spacey attends the Netflix's "House Of Cards" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Jan. 30, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Where exactly is that line between truth, fiction and Washington politics? That’s the question we try to answer with “House of Cards” week on DecodeDC.

Is hacking the planet a good idea?

To know or not to know, that is the question. At least when it comes to climate change. No, I am not talking about so-called