Adequate oversight is impossible when even diligent members of the Senate Intelligence Committee can't get basic facts about surveillance.
Kaci Hickox has protested Ebola-related quarantines in New Jersey and Maine. She's making a stand for science and civil liberties, but is she being unreasonable?
"When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."
Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recalls her epiphany about identity when she arrived in the United States.
An independent candidate deals with a "what-if?" question
This week, a New York district judge ruled that the inflatable is not going to be exterminated anytime soon.
Even under the threat of a Republican Congress, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz insists the White House will keep pushing for lower emissions.
The silver lining? The two law firms ditched the case so quickly they didn't perform enough work to cost taxpayers any money.
Can police can demand records of where, when, and with whom people slept without a warrant?
Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly lesbian leader of a big city, cuts a pragmatic path on issues from global warming to immigration.
When it's hard to tell the difference between a former White House press secretary and a hipster media CEO, times have changed.
Peter Thiel praises the great government-engineering projects and the impoverished inventors like Tesla and the Wright brothers.
Evan Wolfson and Ted Olson aren't pleased with the Supreme Court's decision not to make marriage equality the law of the land, but they're ready to keep fighting.
Once the key to President Obama's appeal, young voters have grown disenchanted, and those who are likely to vote want a Republican Congress.
Corrections is the ultimate human service—and it can be done more cheaply and more effectively without locking so many people up.
The attorney general continues to wrestle with how to handle national-security-leak prosecutions, but says leakers in Ferguson, Missouri, "need to shut up."
"People are a whole lot more interested in themselves than they are in the candidates."
Why don't America's most effective, moral voices want to claim any credit for what they're doing?
In the fifth edition of The Atlantic's Midterm Cheat Sheet, Roby Brock discusses the contest between Mark Pryor and Tom Cotton.
A successful breach of unclassified computer networks led to disruptions at the executive mansion in recent weeks.
U.S. government buildings across the country will have enhanced protection following a pair of incidents that include the shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.