The presumed presidential candidate's speeches are long on pablum and short on content. This is the campaign we're in for.
The "Nuns on the Bus" kicked off their third national tour this week. But as American sisters face censure from the Vatican, it's unclear how their advocacy efforts will be affected.
That is Ezra Klein's provocative claim about official D.C. And it's time for all who know the identity of these hucksters to reveal them in a rigorous takedown.
The Roosevelts transformed the United States—and made its leaders into stars.
Checks and balances are an essential part of the American system—but so too is respect for Congress in interpreting laws.
A list of legislators who favor American intervention in the country's civil war
Francis Fukuyama is still bullish on where history is headed, but Americans should worry: republics can decay.
Obama doesn't want to ask Congress to declare a war. Congress doesn't seem interested in fighting back. But the law demands otherwise.
Reading Michelle Alexander's volume on racism and mass incarceration
In a time of national anxiety, women voters are again turning to Republicans to protect the country.
Staff your administration with hawks.
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.