Did Francis understand what he was doing when he met the Rowan County clerk? Let the debate begin.
Any attempt to address mass incarceration has to begin with an effort to tackle crime—and the social conditions linked to its rise.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz threw his hat in the ring on Sunday.
The Democratic frontrunner poured a few drinks for “SNL” regular Kate McKinnon and impersonated The Donald on Saturday night.
In an item after the Oregon shootings, I quoted a reader from Florida saying that if you owned more than…
Every year, unique people—each with their own cultural history—become new citizens of the United States. Must they leave their own heritage behind?
Presidential candidates pour in staffers and, at times, big-dollars to hit the right chord with voters.
Are we doomed to the ritual of “our thoughts and prayers go to the families” after whatever is the latest…
A couple weeks ago, I mentioned Randall Kennedy’s Harper’s cover story in defense of respectability politics, which included the amazing…
John Boehner is fond of telling stories of how he rose from mopping floors at his family’s bar to being…
He’s identified a bloc of culturally conservative voters who are to the left of the Republican Party on economics. But is it enough to win the nomination?
I’ve received a flood of mail in response to the Oregon shooting and this item on whether the United States…
Representative Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House oversight committee, may run for speaker after criticizing the frontrunner’s comments about the Benghazi investigation and Hillary Clinton.
Let the wonders of papal politics never cease.
The commonwealth administered a lethal injection before the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on his final petition.
Three years ago, after the then-latest horrific mass shooting (the one in Aurora, Colorado), I did a short, angry…
Liberals tend to blame the gun lobby for blocking new regulations, but they dismiss firearm owners’ fear of government at their own political peril.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces a $53 million effort to keep newly released inmates out of jail.
With broad backing, a bipartisan coalition unveiled a major proposal to cut mandatory minimum sentences and bolster prisoner re-entry programs.
Fifty years after its passage, it’s clear that the law’s ultimate effects are at odds with its original intent.
The former vice president announces a surprising business achievement, and both cautionary and encouraging political and environmental views.
While secretary of state, she worked from home so that moms and dads could be with their kids on a snow day.