All ideologies are vulnerable to populist excesses and destructive impulses. The right indulged them too long, and lost control.
Doing so would hobble the billionaire’s ability to take the White House—making it the most potent piece of leverage left to conservatives.
The Republican front-runner is exploiting popular anger against the policing of ordinary conversation—but also violating norms that protect America’s basic liberties.
At least six people are dead, and a 45-year-old suspect is in custody.
The examples put forward by FBI Director James Comey and his defenders are underwhelming.
The FBI wants to force tech workers to write code that they believe to be unethical, dangerous, and harmful to their country.
Melissa Click is the latest in a long line of people to be punished not just for their own transgressions, but for the problems they’ve come to symbolize.
The GOP presidential candidate—and at least two of his rivals—are acting as if the meaning of the Constitution changes depending on the timing of the next election.
In New Hampshire, he won working class men without college diplomas—and most every other demographic group.
A short profile of the Granite State, where voters play an outsized role in choosing presidents.
The most surreal moment in the Democratic debate came when one of America’s most powerful insiders took umbrage at an accurate characterization of who she represents.
Despite a disappointing presidential run, the 53-year-old Kentuckian is unusually well positioned to influence Senate debate on an array of crucial issues.
Many of Hillary Clinton’s endorsers treat her foreign-policy differences with Bernie Sanders as trifling disagreements, even though they could remake the world for the worse.
Four years ago, Iowans rewarded the neocon-inflected campaigns of Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. This year, four of the top five finishers are critics of unnecessary interventions.
A Florida man was accused of resisting arrest—but surveillance footage of the five cops who nabbed him tells a different story.
The consent decree would impose sweeping reforms on a municipality that systematically violated the rights of its residents for years. Is it willing to pay for them?
The Vermont senator seems far less likely to start a war of choice as president, but that doesn’t seem to count for much in the Democratic primary.
A portrait of a man who is unaware of his role in the system that he savages
David R. Daleiden and Melissa Click are both villains in the culture war. Both may have broken the law. But there’s no need to charge, try, or jail either one.
A private company has captured 2.2 billion photos of license plates in cities throughout America. It stores them in a database, tagged with the location where they were taken. And it is selling that data.