The conservative hero's fiery 2012 dissent on same-sex marriage could be his most influential opinion—but not in the way he intended.
One reason for the racial divide over Michael Brown's death is that white Americans tend to talk mostly to other white people.
We thought North Dakota was too sensible for this.
Democratic Senator Mark Begich's smart campaign could be enough to fend off Dan Sullivan—even in a red state.
A new study challenges previous conclusions about how parenthood changes politics.
How has Boulder changed—or not—since the end of prohibition? And is it really the right city to explore the shift? Readers share their views.
Los Angeles's city council hopes so.
A flimsy, politically motivated charge makes the governor look like a victim—and distracts from his sometimes questionable use of power.
Energy spent squaring off against an incompetent police force is better directed at the city's power structure. Protest by day, collect signatures by night.
The Texas governor has been charged with abuse of power, but some of his political opponents question the case against him.
A newly released memo from the Office of Legal Counsel calls the wisdom of David Barron's lifetime appointment to a federal judgeship into question.
The politics of crime has changed since the 1990s. Can Rand Paul help his party embrace the new reality?
Rolling back restrictions aimed at public-pension-fund graft could be the next frontier in campaign-finance deregulation.
Americans have often thought of themselves as level-headed and BS-detecting. What would a modern Mark Twain or Will Rogers make of policemen all dressed up for war?
A Ron Paul utopia isn't in America's future. But the war on drugs could be ended, mass surveillance stopped, and liberty expanded in dozens of smaller but important ways.
Another poisoned fruit of the post-9/11 sensibility
Can Representative Tim Ryan teach Washington to meditate?
Why trying to make government more accountable has backfired
The key divide on America’s role in the world is no longer between Democrats and Republicans. It’s between elites and everyone else.
The decision to uphold a same-sex marriage recognition ban snapped a streak of court victories—but that doesn't make the judge who issued it a bigot.