From the use and misuse of digital medicine, to the reasons why people should want to serve on juries, with spots for craft beer, cyber-terrorism, and the hidden story of empire in between. Lots of good reading ahead.
The strange and striking resonance between the politics of the post-Reagan era and what the first post-Obama president will confront
A Mondegreen moment may be closer than you think.
We thought North Dakota was too sensible for this.
Is it Rove? Ailes? Either of the Koch brothers? Anyone in Congress? Or a statehouse? No, in fact it is...
Life tenure in any public post is bad public policy, and other implications of the latest Supreme Court rulings
What the PRISM leaks have in common with the Pentagon Papers
Robert Kuttner with an appreciation of an influential economist and an exhortation to a serving president
A silver lining: the beginning of a bipartisan effort to get rid of the outdated and destructive Electoral College system
China's best-known activist for civil liberties and rule of law, now exiled in the United States, explains why he is optimistic about China's "inevitable" emergence as a democracy that respects its people's rights.
The under-covered story of this election cycle.
The Chief Justice comes down on the side of his institution
A message from 1892 worth considering today.
What we can guess about the court's ruling on the health-care case, based on what we know about its Arizona-immigration decision
The pattern of events in American politics should worry us all.
The norms that govern political action are changing, perhaps most of all on the Supreme Court.
The self-defeat of America, Chapter 12,825
Did a freshman senator understand a future Chief Justice better than the Justice understand himself?
We knew it would happen someday: a complaint from the right, about right-wing excess.
Does a pattern connect recent events in the legislative and judicial branches? Yes, unfortunately.