He's made it much more likely that future presidents will abuse the powers of the office, which he has recklessly expanded.
Buzz Bissinger, the writer who brought America Friday Night Lights, backs the GOP nominee, which would be fine if his arguments for doing so made more sense.
The GOP nominee traffics in sweeping ideological statements, skimps on specifics, and promises to increase American belligerence.
It isn't in the interest of Republicans or Democrats to talk about government spying, climate change, whistleblowers, or numerous other subjects.
Movement conservatives say that liberals are neurotically obsessed with race. They would know what that's like.
Not the one the U.S. is actually waging. The fact that the strikes can be justified in theory doesn't mean they're just in practice.
A newly expanded take on dealbreakers and their role in democracy
Evasive language, banishment of experts, and the egos too big to admit error are just some of the pathologies common to both conflicts.
Some advocates of backing "the lesser evil" actually prioritize civil liberties and human rights even less than they themselves imagined.
The obsessions of the political press are unhealthy, but the Republican is clearly losing on substance, too.
The most urgent job for reporters covering his campaign: Get him on record about torture, and avoid euphemism while doing it.
The relationship between the executive branch and legislators ought to be hostile.
A moment's reflection is enough to understand why intellectually honest people should shun the loaded metaphor.
He speaks as if he believes that real right-wingers are obligated to shill for Mitt Romney until Election Day.
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Interviews with the civilians terrorized daily by American foreign policy
If he loses, they'll complain he was a bad candidate foisted on them by moderates. But look at their assurances from four years ago.
He's given millions to charity. But there are better ways to assess the character of the ultra-wealthy.
The president enjoys a huge lead over Mitt Romney on national-security issues, and conservatives don't even understand why.
The inability to judge arguments on their merits and separate fact from fantasy is what ails the conservative movement.