Civic-confirmation rites could help unify a fraying nation and instill crucial knowledge of American traditions and institutions.
Plus: Dr. Seuss’ Sam-I-Am goes after Sarah Palin, America’s changing attitude towards marijuana—and more.
States have a duty to protect civilians—and that requires transparency when they're hurt or killed, the UN special rapporteur on human rights argued.
Plus: Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal goes after Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, Rand Paul blunders at the Conservative Political Action Conference—and more.
The spy agency should pay a price for its intransigence. But not enough legislators are willing to defend the oversight role of their colleagues.
Even in the nation's most culturally conservative region, attitudes are now evenly split on marriage equality.
For potential candidates, this year's gathering was a momentous encounter with a passionate segment of the GOP base.
After the crisis in Ukraine, international affairs could play a big role in 2016—to the Republicans' disadvantage.
A word we should use more frequently ("filibuster"), and one we should use less ("tough")
The physician hasn't said he's running, but a group of ardent fans is trying to lay down a groundwork and start fundraising.
Most Americans favor legalizing marijuana, but most in the GOP do not. Can the party avoid being on the losing side of another culture war?
Plus: Colbert celebrates women's history month, the pope is more popular than Jesus—and more.
There isn't anything wrong with respectful appropriation. In fact, it is usually cause for celebration.
Sarah Posner and Michael Brendan Dougherty debate the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.
The speaker of the House hasn't made any indication he's retiring, but that hasn't prevented feuds among his would-be replacements.
The Senate's rejection of the nominee for a Justice Department post imperils the bond between attorney and client. The chief justice needs to speak to shore up that bond.
In debates about the industry, it's easy to forget that most people think erotica isn't for them.
The events offer ample moments to celebrate, even for people who object to the notion that a marriage has actually been sanctified.
A growing number of states bar municipalities—often the sites of the worst gun violence—from passing their own firearm laws, laying bare an urban-rural divide.