U.S. presidential candidates are steering the country toward a terror trap.
Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.
The GOP planned a dynastic restoration in 2016. Instead, it triggered an internal class war. Can the party reconcile the demands of its donors with the interests of its rank and file?
Obama’s effort to fix an overextended foreign policy is a lot like Nixon and Kissinger’s.
Nick Hanauer is on an unusual mission.
Early U.S. presidential polls have tended to be wildly off-target. There’s no reason to think this time is different.
The New York City mayor has some big ideas, but they may be too much too fast.
How Steve Penley went from an outcast painter to a GOP darling
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.