At a defining civic event, the establishment is insulated by an army of police officers from protesters camping unseen on a far away corner.
A rare reminder that human decency doesn't completely disappear during election years.
On an empty lot where Occupy protesters are camping, a man takes a makeshift stage and performs for all assembled.
The Sacramento Bee unearths a stunning fact about the growth in spending on state workers.
As Obama weakens civil liberties in unprecedented ways, they're worried about sharia law, a rogue Social Security Administration, and the U.N.
The foreign news organization has dedicated more time and attention to the ailing American city than all its cable news competitors combined.
A dire portrait of life on "hillbilly heroin," and its implications for the policy debate over prohibition.
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.