Tom Cotton is the ultimate product of today's hard-edged, ideologically driven Republican Party. Is that what Arkansas voters want?
Can a graphic novel really convey the complexities of America's most controversial assassination and the era that gave birth to it?
It's the new bipartisanship: icons of the fringe left and fringe right coming together in common opposition to the center.
U.S. action against ISIS is war by any reasonable definition—and he owes it to today's citizens and the future to follow the Constitution.
Voters cut their legislature out of the redistricting process. Now legislators want the Supreme Court to deal them back in.
What does it take to raise a city? More than a village. In fact, it may take a whole state.
Setting out to shrink the size of agencies at all costs can actually raise them—as Louisiana's child-welfare system found.
Barbara Lee was the lone dissenter in the post-9/11 vote authorizing military force. Many called her a traitor. But her constituents shared her concerns—and history has vindicated them.
Kent Scheidegger is America's most outspoken advocate for capital punishment. What motivates him—and does he have his facts straight?
Obama is losing his battle with perpetual war.
Vermonters, neo-Confederates, and Pacific Northwesterners all want to leave the union, but they're united by the September 18 vote—an' they a' think it's a braw thing.
GOP candidates and strategists are scrambling to deploy the president's handling of ISIS as a weapon against his Democratic allies.
Why intensifying the campaign against the group is justified
Pushing back on abuses by a small but powerful faction of the criminal-justice system requires a bipartisan coalition.
Ten years ago, illustrator Mirko Ilic combined three visual cliches to create a fresh, enduring emblem for gay marriage.
U.S. officials say the extremist group could harm the homeland. But does the danger justify another military campaign in the Middle East?
The president didn't answer the most important questions about his war in Iraq and Syria.
The self-contradictory rhetoric of a shape-shifting president—and a case for war that lacks specificity and rigor
When people say "we must act now!" they are usually wrong. When people say "we can't look weak!" it's usually time to discount whatever else they say.
The president has convinced himself that the fight against ISIS is one worth waging. But the obstacles to success are huge.
A new preoccupation with domestic and international security displaced economic worries at the top of voters' minds in two swing-state focus groups.