Why Americans tend more and more to want inexperienced presidential candidates
The Supreme Court justice may have left a stronger legacy off the bench.
American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this system, it's time to reclaim his original intent.
The Founders misread history and established a dysfunctional system of government. A case for a little less reverence.
Revisiting the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in a time of police shootings and church murders
Having misunderstood the Iraq War, U.S. Republicans are taking a dangerously hawkish turn on foreign policy.
A quiz to compare yourself with the likes of Barack Obama, Cliven Bundy, and others
Even people who decide what’s right and wrong for a living don’t always behave well.
Who is Jeb’s wife, what effect will she have on his campaign—and what effect will his campaign have on their marriage?
Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Angela Merkel, Christine Lagarde: Is a generation of powerful women turning age into an advantage?
Can Justin Trudeau take his country back from the Conservative Party?
Some Republican politicians see sympathy for Islam as a liability. Why?
The new pope's choices stir high hopes among liberal Catholics and intense uncertainty among conservatives. Deep divisions may lie ahead.
A Supreme Court that once included former senators and governors is populated today by judges with identical résumés. Here's why that's a mistake.
The Congressman's memoir tackles two of the biggest political shifts of his lifetime: the acceptance of gay people in public life and a dramatic decrease in faith in government.
Why staunchly Democratic Massachusetts loves its new GOP governor
When President Obama tells Americans to stop worrying, he’s accused of fecklessness. But he has a point: we have never been safer.
Can a new, professionalized generation of scandalmongers uncover more dirt on the Clintons—without triggering a backlash?
A veteran of the Cold War–era draft argues that once again sharing the burden of defending the country would produce better foreign policy—and better Americans.
President Obama has done next to nothing to build confidence in government.
The rifle that today's infantry uses is little changed since the 1960s—and it is badly flawed. Military lives depend on these cheap composites of metal and plastic. So why can't the richest country in the world give its soldiers better ones?
What Mary Anne and Benjamin Disraeli can tell us about the Clintons
Erick Erickson built his career on stoking populist rage. But now the man who steers the Tea Party says conservative anger has grown toxic and self-defeating.
The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.
Despite his best efforts, Maryland’s Martin O’Malley might be the most ignored candidate of 2016.