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.
It’s an obvious problem for Democrats—and perhaps an even larger one for Republicans.
Creating a League of Nations looked like a fool's errand until the American president had his say.
A popular historian agreed with Freud that Wilson was a tragic figure whose neuroses got in his way.
Americans had always kept aloof from Europe’s affairs, in the hope that Europe would stay out of theirs. Woodrow Wilson declared: no more.
The unprincipled peace bore little resemblance to President Wilson's idealistic hopes.
Francis Fukuyama is still bullish on where history is headed, but Americans should worry: republics can decay.
On the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Global Initiative, Bill Clinton assesses the state of the world, and of his post-presidency.
Can Representative Tim Ryan teach Washington to meditate?
Why trying to make government more accountable has backfired
Rick Perlstein’s massive chronicle of “the whackadoodle far-right” gets ever more manic.
Faced with sweeping social change, conservative Christians are walling themselves off from secular society. But when religion isolates itself, both sides lose.
How, and why, Cass Sunstein believes laws and public policies should help save us from our irrational impulses