The agency's detention and extraordinary rendition program was an abomination. Its targeted killings are even worse.
The right would benefit from drawing a sharper distinction between fights over how to make markets freer on one hand and how to protect the losers on the other.
The notion that children belong to the whole community, propounded by Melissa Harris-Perry, would be terrible for most of them.
Official speeches are crafted to give the impression that we're mostly targeting al-Qaeda members. We're not.
Society gains nothing from making so many people feel that mere images of their own bodies are cause for shame.
Killing targets simply because foreign governments want them dead carries a high potential for blowback.
"I see friends' spouses die," a husband writes, "and it scares me. Losing my wife is my biggest fear."
Drones aren't going away. The controversial question today is whether they should ever be allowed to kill on their own.
A writer at the Claremont Review of Books misunderstands why a majority of Americans now favor marriage equality and makes several errors along the way.
The former Freddie Mac historian warns of a drive to limit Christianity months after trying to limit American Islam.
A wisdom-filled "letter-to-the-editor"
That simple rule is the least bad way there is to protect residents from being wrongfully shot.
The housing bust proved that the federal government isn't particularly good at anticipating how many people will default.
A prohibitionist says libertarians dismiss moral considerations when they call for legalization. The truth is quite the opposite.
The man who helped institutionalize torture argues it's hypocritical to oppose the promotion of a woman who destroyed evidence of brutal interrogations.
A first-time narcotics offender, father to three, sold pain pills to a friend. His punishment: 25 years in prison. It's just the latest evidence that U.S. drug policy is madness.
A Rhode Island bill is among the best being considered by state legislatures, according to an ACLU analysis.
Asked to prom by a high schooler, the supermodel responded with acumen. Why are some making her out to be a victim?
The Democratic Party has conquered the Golden State's levers of power. But political victory doesn't guarantee good governance.
Referenda banning unmanned aerial spying by police agencies could save whole states from a future of pervasive surveillance.