Campaign finance reforms have weakened political parties and spurred the growth of independent groups, marginalizing the 99-percent voter.
Today's Hosannah Tabor decision illustrates how religious institutions can work the system and win.
The paper misstates the decision's meaning; it has long been possible for wealthy individuals "to influence an election."
A new piece of Tennessee legislation, promoted by a Christian activist, seems to give a pass to homophobic students. But unrestricted free speech is in everyone's best interests.
His platform has some serious flaws, but Paul is the only candidate standing up for individual liberties.
The law concerning animal rights protest is too broad, protecting commercial interests and making terrorists out of people who want to voice concerns.
The civilian justice system has its flaws, but no one can argue that it hands lenient verdicts to terror suspects
As the government begins an investigation into Carrier IQ's cell-phone tracking, memories of its own wiretapping scandal resurface
It's not taxes. It's the passage of a new bill that would allow people on both sides of the political divide to be detained without trial.
The movement's risky strategy has put cities in a bind. But smart judges are managing to protect the First Amendment without abandoning common sense.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's reaction to a teenage girl's tweet seems trivial, but it is representative of our ever more closely surveilled, pro-snitching society
Thanks to a loophole intended for human rights activists, political leaders are making big bucks advocating for Iran's Mujahedeen Khalqa.
They criticize the "1 percent" for taking too much wealth, but they claim the right for a small group to inhabit public space indefinitely
By publishing sensational accounts, journalists often convict a suspect before a judge and jury do
Feminists are calling for a ban on hate speech on the Internet, but it's not the government's job to censor the Internet; that responsibility falls to individual websites
Pollsters are making elections increasingly possible to predict, but their clairvoyance doesn't serve the public any good
The D.C. Council seeks to ban harassment and intimidation in public places, but its proposal goes too far, restricting free speech
Private religious universities and even the Boy Scouts of America can discriminate on the basis of religion and sexual orientation, but they're in a shrinking minority
What difference does it make if the allegations are true? There are more glaring problems with Cain's platform and presidential bid.
No one should have the right to break laws with impunity -- not bankers, not police, and not protesters