The new politics of gambling, marijuana, and other values issues
Though important, the document isn't an end in itself—advancing life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the end.
The earliest moral compromises made to fight terrorism spiraled out of control, doing grave harm at home and abroad.
The press and the public have become too inured to lying politicians and dissembling government officials.
National Review's good advice for the Tea Party, and an attempt to undercut it from the right
The Tea Party-affiliated Republican touted four new pieces of legislation and warned that his party won't win until it stops clinging to an outdated agenda.
Targeting the German leader showed poor judgment, according to the former vice chairman of the CIA's National Intelligence Council.
Perhaps he'll take the Mitt Romney path: Win moderates by making reform proposals and hardliners by shamelessly renouncing them.
The White House and the intelligence community seem to be contradicting each other with leaks to the press—which ends up making both look bad.
Edward Snowden's image and words loomed large at the protest.
He has transgressed against liberal and progressive values. His supporters are likely to see that more clearly once he leaves office.
Is it the person who told a German tabloid that President Obama knew? Or the person who told the Wall Street Journal he didn't?
Rep. Peter King suggests we monitored Angela Merkel for Germany's own good.
These aren't forgivable glitches that no one could have foreseen. They're unforced, avoidable errors that show signs of being difficult to fix.
Does the legislation put the privacy of Americans at risk? More than progressives acknowledge—in part because of ham-handed conservative critiques.
During an impressive display of chutzpah, the former VP argued the U.S. could count on Saudi Arabia until the president jeopardized the historical relationship.
A new data point in the ongoing debate over "targeted killing"
Lt. John Pike reached a $38,000 settlement in a worker's-compensation claim. The UC Davis students he assaulted got $30,000 each.
The typical response is that of a hit-and-run driver: Flee the scene, pretend nothing happened, and leave victims even worse off as a result.
It's apparently now uncontroversial for the government to act in secret, no matter the justification.