On Tuesday, the President cut short the sentences for two dozen inmates imprisoned for drug offenses, who would have served less time under current guidelines. Thousands more remain in prison.
Indiana's "religious freedom" law takes heavy fire, a look at the potential of single-sex schooling, and more
Governor Mike Pence and other leaders insist the legislation doesn't allow businesses to deny services to gay people, but with the backlash building, they intend to enact a clarifying bill.
Auditor Tom Schweich killed himself in February, and now his former spokesman has done the same. What has gone wrong in the state's Republican Party?
The White House hopeful implies that he'd do "whatever it takes" to eradicate al-Qaeda, ISIS, and anti-American ideology in Iran. Don't believe him.
The new statute's defenders claim it simply mirrors existing federal rules, but it contains two provisions that put new obstacles in the path of equality.
Hillary Clinton is hardly the first government officer to try to keep her correspondence private. The fight over her emails echoes battles that stretch back to the inception of government archives.
The Supreme Court considers whether putting a Confederate battle flag on a license plate should be different than urging Americans to eat more beef.
Ted Cruz and the perverse incentives created by the most energized members of the Republican base
The Senate Minority Leader will leave his office in 2016, the dangers of direct democracy in California, and more
Legislation signed in Indiana this week could allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples. Other companies are hitting back.
With the bruised-and-battered Democratic leader's resignation, the Senate loses one of its toughest and most fascinating characters.
An all-night 'vote-a-rama' on the Republican budget revealed bipartisan backing for giving new benefits to same-sex spouses and American workers.
Jeffrey Rosen and Garrett Epps discuss a new play by John Strand, whose hero is the longest-serving justice currently on the Supreme Court.
Reading John Bolton's dangerously casual argument for yet another war in the Middle East
The longtime Senate Democratic leader, battered by election losses, won't run again in 2016.
Is the liberal Harvard professor serious about backing Peabody Energy's challenge to EPA emissions regulations? Does it matter?
Can conversation help end bigotry? An improbable example suggests that it would be unwise to discount the possibility.
The former Texas governor turned a constitutionally weak office into a source of tremendous informal power.
Young Americans may be more demographically diverse than older generations, but many embrace surprisingly traditional views on relationships.
Unless a court intervenes, the state will have to allow an attorney to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would authorize mass murder.