Fetal-tissue research enjoyed bipartisan support amid decades-long efforts to revoke government funding to Planned Parenthood.
Republicans wish their bombastic frontrunner would go away—but they can’t figure out how to get rid of him.
Trumped in the polls, the Republican hopeful tries to force his way back into the race by calling his own party leader a liar on the Senate floor.
Two inspectors general request a criminal probe into the former secretary of state’s email.
Sandra Bland was threatened with a Taser even though she posed no harm to officers. She’s not the only one.
The request for a formal probe highlights the deep dysfunction of America’s system for classifying documents and prosecuting leaks.
Democrats propose sweeping new protections against discrimination, as some Republicans back a bill that would apply to employment and housing.
By declining to strike down controversial forms of lethal injection, the U.S. Supreme Court pushed some justices to reject the constitutionality of all capital punishment.
By being himself, Coates is precisely the sort of writer that he needs to be.
In most discussions of the nuclear deal, the word "Iraq" never comes up. That’s insane.
The GOP candidate and Greek leader have undermined global debates about economics and immigration.
The strange saga of Paul LePage, who’s going to court to see if 65 bills he rejected have accidentally become law.
How the wildly underregulated bounty-hunting industry polices itself—and why that isn’t changing
Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Washington Post reporter’s detention in the Islamic Republic.
The business of generating fake enthusiasm, from flash mobs to the campaign trail
Conservatives mocked the Democratic presidential candidate, but there’s evidence of a connection between drought and the Syrian civil war.
The permanence of racial injustice makes the struggle for the future necessary today.
Many metro areas with large foreign-born populations have thriving local economies. And now local governments all over the U.S. are trying to replicate their successes.
His opportunistic demagoguery was indulged by Republican Party leaders, until he turned his sights on the military.
In 1960, an Atlanta writer criticized lingering Southern support for segregation in The Atlantic—but today, both sides of the gay-marriage debate want to claim the mantle of the civil-rights movement.
The city is fighting to keep videos of the May shootout at the Twin Peaks restaurant out of the press, and still hasn’t confirmed how many victims were shot by police.