Readers discuss and debate the issue.
A 1979 book on presidential selection inadvertently predicted the rise of Trump—and the weakness of a popular primary system.
The university has demoted Ken Starr, its president, and fired Art Briles, the football coach, over how complaints were handled.
Reading Peter Beinart’s new story on Hillary Clinton’s strong roster of surrogates, I was struck by this line: “As the…
The 2016 campaign has revealed an America of stark division and mutual animosity.
Senator Mike Lee fears enrolling women in the Selective Service is a dangerous precedent that may lead to mandatory service for things like national security and the public good.
In certain corners of the country, white Americans are not only embracing the concept, but deciding that it might be key to resolving racial inequalities.
The Presidential Election Campaign Fund used to give political unknowns a fighting shot. Now $300 million sits in the fund—and no one wants anything to do with it. Can campaign spending be fixed?
The presumptive GOP nominee has earned enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination.
After a shooting at a hip-hop concert, the NYPD commissioner delivered a statement that seems straight out of the rough-and-tumble ‘90s.
As a reminder, these dispatches are meant as a chronicle for time-capsule purposes, recorded at a time when…
A gay-rights amendment takes down a House appropriations bill, and with it might go the speaker’s grand plan to revive the congressional spending process.
Abandoning the low-tax, small-government orthodoxy of the GOP, its nominee says he envisions the Republican Party of the future as a “workers’ party.”
The Connecticut Supreme Court rejected an attempt by prosecutors to reverse last year's abolition ruling.
A reader suggests that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is causing most of the turmoil within the Democratic Party right…
A year after Obama saluted the families for their spirit of forgiveness, his administration seeks the death penalty for the Charleston shooter.
Nicholas and Erika Christakis stepped down from their positions in residential life months after student activists called for their dismissal over a Halloween kerfuffle.
Speaking in Japan, Obama also explained the tense race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders by saying: “They are in the course of a primary.”
Clinton has built dominant leads in delegates and the popular vote, but the tenacious Vermont senator is blocking her effort to consolidate support.
The Democratic insurgent’s campaign is losing steam—but his supporters are not ready to give up.
Hillary Clinton can call on just about any elected official in the Democratic Party, including a past and current president. Donald Trump, not so much.
The Republican nominee offers vague terms to a Democratic rival before the California primary.
In an ironic twist, the Republican nominee—the author of many a failed real-estate deal—is trying to use the Clintons’ bad 1978 land purchase against Hillary Clinton