The tradition dates back to December 31, 1907, though the balls have changed along with technology.
Its recent suggestions include imposing armed guards on every school in America and deporting a critic of the Second Amendment.
Any jurist so ready to gut the First Amendment's protections couldn't be trusted to safeguard the balance of the Bill of Rights.
An admission officer's uncomfortable explanation for why they don't get in as often as their test scores would predict suggests it's not.
An opponent of legalization says it would exacerbate inequality in the United States. But he fails to account for the impact of jail time on inequality under currents laws.
Meet the prominent legislators who think it's okay to throw Americans in jail forever without charges or trial.
May his story remind us that U.S. strikes have reportedly killed many times more kids than died in Newtown -- and that we can do better.
His broadcasts since the Newtown shooting are an apt illustration of his self-contradiction and lack of intellectual integrity.
Watch Bill Clinton slam a Republican adversary ... for raising taxes.
Almost everyone favors maintaining some freedom -- to drink alcohol, for example -- that, if curtailed, would save innocent lives.
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.