The NYPD's program of spying on Muslim Americans was excused as necessary for safety -- but it turns out it hasn't generated a single lead.
The men went back and forth on the Bible, religious freedom, and what evidence would change their minds.
When Obama issued an executive order on welfare, what did he actually change?
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An interview with novelist Paul Auster shows how the left is incapable of attributing any blame for policies they dislike to the president.
As a story about a congressman who swam nude in a lake spreads through the media it discredits almost everyone who takes it seriously.
The label doesn't accurately describe either his record or his proposals or the way that he would govern if elected.
The Libertarian Party candidate wants a place on stage and has a plausible argument that he deserves one.
Give Rep. Kevin Yoder a break. Naked swimming is less corrosive to the honor of U.S. representatives than many of their daily activities.
The presumptive GOP nominee is now fighting against cuts to a Great Society entitlement -- and loyal conservatives in the media are cheering him on.
National Review columnist Victor Davis Hanson casts whites as victims of racial antagonism, but his analysis makes no sense.
A sample of what The Atlantic's readers want the moderators to ask Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
Here are my five suggestions. Send yours by email and I'll aggregate the best in an open letter to the moderators.
These days it's common for Republican politicians to become movement heroes without ever accomplishing anything.
That's the theory Noah Millman puts forth in The American Conservative, and recent history seems to back him up.
I've read Ayn Rand's book. I know her protagonists. And Congressman Ryan, you're no John Galt.
Mitt Romney cannot trust his instincts in this campaign. Too many of them are unacceptable to conservatives, independents, or both.
Watch the CNN anchor's masterful interview with the former speaker of the House, who tried and failed to mislead cable news viewers with circuitous bloviating.
The editor of its flagship publication, Charles Kesler, mounts too narrow and partisan a defense of it.
The policies the president has pursued guarantee that he's been far more responsible for tragic deaths than his opponent.