Dubious terminology in reporting on the end of filibusters for the president's nominees
The ethos of their faction: "This situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture."
The Florida Republican's dubious commentary on America's most famous whistleblower
The taboo surrounding it hasn't recovered from the Bush years—and helping to reestablish it is our generation's responsibility.
In the latest example, Britain's GCHQ reached a secret deal with the U.S. that gives us private information on innocent Britons.
The alarming parallels between recent surveillance-state behavior and its lawless past
A televised conversation between Milton Friedman and William F. Buckley
The president is urging families to talk about health insurance when they get together this year. What could go wrong?
His behavior is being investigated. His superiors should come under greater scrutiny too.
The day's other speaker told him: "I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes."
The Atlantic interviewed Henry Ford's grandson in 1947, just as be began one of the most successful corporate rescues in history.
The secrecy of the national security bureaucracy makes it impossible to hold them accountable when their policies aren't working.
There's no evidence to suggest officers can reliably spot a threat by scanning the behavior of people in a crowd.
What's a better use of $100 per month: prescription-drug coverage or, say, a much safer car? Is the answer the same for everyone?
A Washington political journalist unashamedly derives pleasure from a national failure.
Arguing against America's targeted killing program before a live university audience
A lack of transparency and oversight has led to abuses time and again, in every era.
The Arizona senator's aborted demand for accountability in Washington was a farce.
What I told a group of college libertarians
A parliamentarian suggests that The Guardian has violated a terrorism law, even as the British government defends detaining David Miranda using the same statute.