He has huge political incentives to use drone strikes rather than trying or indefinitely detaining suspected terrorists. That makes oversight all the more important.
He and Mitt Romney want to exempt medalists from taxes. But such loopholes are exactly what makes the tax code a complicated mess.
Politics can make even brilliant people seem temporarily stupid, as a recent piece by probable genius David Gelernter shows.
UC Davis is able to say little more than that Lt. John Pike no longer works for the university, after spending months on paid leave.
The ACLU and numerous legislators want the Obama Administration to reveal the legal reasoning behind its targeted extrajudicial killing program.
A jarring column from 1968 on one of many subjects the National Review founder debated with Gore Vidal.
The winner of Election 2012 is likely to preside over more losses to life, liberty, and property. Neither candidate is equipped to lead.
The Framers worried most about unchecked power and understood that heads of state would war too much if left to their own devices.
Mitt Romney says he'd treat them that way if elected president.
The former vice president says John McCain made a mistake when he chose Sarah Palin as his running mate, and that Mitt Romney shouldn't repeat it.
The controversial author sketched her philosophy and expressed her vehement opposition to the Vietnam War.
So how can he claim, a mere election cycle later, that an anti-gay marriage CEO is unfit to sell fast food in Chicago?
Eagle Scouts, men who've attained the highest and most esteemed rank in the Boy Scouts of America, are resigning in protest of the organization's exclusionary policy.
The precedent it sets is worrisome because it puts police officers in jurisdictions where the populace has no means of keeping them accountable.
The president is coming under fire for an attitude toward an ally that ought to be standard fare in statecraft.
Security measures to prevent a terrorist attack are said to give the Olympics host city a distinctly occupied look.
A collaborative investigation launched by law clinics at four top universities has assembled damning evidence of widespread misconduct.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are counting on disaffected voters to stay home this election day. There's a better way to signal dissatisfaction.
History shows that projecting a nation-state's trajectory nine decades into the future is folly. Our politicians better be preparing for anything as they pander.
The transgression occurred at the National Security Agency and involved illegal spying on Americans. The details? They're scandalously classified.