A new case will test whether the justices' defense of conscience in Hobby Lobby applies to minority religions like Muslims, or just to Christians.
From ISIS to the VA to the Affordable Care Act, the president always seems to find a scapegoat for his administration's failings.
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.
The unprincipled peace bore little resemblance to President Wilson's idealistic hopes.
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 attorney general has worked to include LGBT rights and other issues under the definition.
Independent Greg Orman's pitch for bipartisanship has come out of nowhere to threaten Republican Pat Roberts's reelection—and the balance of power in the Senate. Is he for real?
In the last term, conservative justices moved to protect wealthy donors and Christians, while looking skeptically on claims for minorities.
The attorney general, who announced his departure Thursday, has quarreled with Congress but often addressed issues the president preferred to keep at arm's length.
On September 25, 1957, federal troops escorted black students into Central High School in the Arkansas capital. But school integration remains an unfinished task.
Humans are partisans by nature—but there's hope for ways to fight the impulse toward conflict.
How the powers afforded to law enforcement encourage racism and plunder
Why does the league have nonprofit status? Why is it exempt from antitrust laws? It's hard to justify any of it.
For the Florida Republican, the past only confirms the need for a bigger military that intervenes in the world more often.
Control of the upper chamber hasn't been this unsteady since the post-Civil War era.
Suddenly, a spate of Republicans have come out in favor of over-the-counter contraception—putting Democrats in a tight spot politically.
For the most part, acceptance of gay marriage is growing. But according to a new survey, acceptance of gayness is not.
Activists are mounting their latest—and likely doomed—push to grant residents of the nation's capital more voice in their government.
A new survey suggests a tension in the United States: Most people think religion is losing its influence on politics and culture, but many also want it to play a greater role.
A decades-long obsession with writing excessively detailed laws had made it impossible for real people to get anything done.