The leaderless GOP begins its search for a speaker anew, starting with a campaign to draft Paul Ryan.
Any attempt to address mass incarceration has to begin with an effort to tackle crime—and the social conditions linked to its rise.
There are more than 1,000 of them, but you probably won’t get to vote for them.
Speaking to the BBC, the NSA whistleblower said his lawyers were still awaiting a plea deal from the U.S. government.
GOP lawmakers insisted that the president have the power to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and now they’re criticizing the deal he struck.
The data on homicides committed by law enforcement in America’s most populous state
The elite university still honors the South Carolina senator best known for praising the morality of slavery.
A profile of the presidential candidate written in the 1980s, as he got his start in politics
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…