A retrospective look at the ideas that mattered in the last 12 months.
Current policy isn't an NRA conspiracy. Americans have become increasingly opposed to controls even as debate on the subject rages.
During the 2008 election, he argued that supporting the war was proof of inferior foreign-affairs judgment. You'd never know it now.
Longstanding social norms on matters like gay rights are no longer presumed to be correct. For better and worse, our current era requires actual reasoned debate.
Weapons systems that fire autonomously are the apotheosis of elites insulating themselves from accountability.
If progressives can't find effective foils to develop their ideas, that's because they're not looking in the right places.
More than any other politician in America, her candidacy would change the contours of the next election.
A hard-fought presidential election, sea changes on gay rights and marijuana, and intractable disputes over the budget are standout stories in a busy year.
The federal government had to thumb its nose at states to end slavery and Jim Crow. Now it's the reverse: States are leading the way against Washington's myopic drug policy.
The conservative columnist justifies Obama's secretive killing spree in the abstract, but he grievously ignores how the war is actually carried out.
Suggestions for the Tea Party-affiliated non-profit's fundraising pitch as its leadership changes
Events that occur in coming months could determine the outcome of what will surely be called "the most important election of our lifetime."
A coda on population decline and the alleged decadence of those who'd let the population fall to mere billions
It's a mistake to blame powerless insurgents, however unhinged, for the dismal state of the Republican Party.
A party that cannot take responsibility for its losses cannot learn from them.
The Fox News chief reportedly said that if the former general ran for president he'd quit his job to run the campaign.
Even the Obama Administration now admits that the executive branch is inadequately restrained. What are legislators waiting for?
Many cultural factors are more important contributors to the declining birth rate than moral degeneracy and decline.
An international incident sheds light on the trans-Tasman rivalry with New Zealand and the limits of criminalizing speech.
His words: "I have had too many years listening to other races putting down the hard-working white middle-class Americans."