The Speaker’s reformist ambitions fall victim to his need to manage the media cycle.
Conversations are underway at Princeton over how to handle Woodrow Wilson’s legacy.
A century and a half after Reconstruction, fights over voter suppression and police brutality reveal that it remains an unfinished project.
The struggle to get Congress to renew health benefits for responders shows how the political potency of the attacks has diminished with time.
Undergrads and faculty boycott classes in Canada, Puerto Rico, and France. Why not in the U.S.?
A federal appeals court reverses a 2014 ruling that said the state’s capital-punishment system violated the Eighth Amendment.
An independent inquiry commissioned by the Cuyahoga County prosecutor says Officer Timothy Loehmann acted reasonably and says it would be a “tragedy” for him to be punished.
On Wednesday, a district attorney indicted 106 people in the May fight that killed nine people at a Texas breastaurant. Can he really convict them all?
Why we need new measures of progress, why we do not have them, and how they would change the social and political landscape
A country’s strength isn’t measured by how many bombs it drops, or how many armies it funds.
Defenders of the First Amendment aren’t distracting from attention from racism—they’re preserving the tools necessary to struggle against it.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor stood alone again on Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court chipped away at the Fourth Amendment's constraints on law enforcement.
The retired neurosurgeon is creeping into first place—and he could be there for a while.
Voters who came hoping to hear solutions to their economic worries mostly left disappointed.
Tuesday’s debate laid bare the principled disagreements among the contenders for the nomination.
GOP candidates love it for what it represents, not because it’s good policy.
The candidate: Hillary Clinton The gaffe: The Democrat was stumping in New Hampshire on Tuesday when a man in…
The candidate: Ted Cruz The gaffe: Asked how he’d account for lost federal revenue under tax cuts he’s proposed…
As usual, the crew liveblogged Tuesday night’s GOP debate from Milwaukee, and you can read the whole thing here. David…
A substantive discussion in Milwaukee left much of the field unchanged—but a couple candidates managed to boost their fortunes.
The University of Missouri is encouraging students to report “hateful and/or hurtful” comments, one of several places where codes of conduct are more restrictive than the U.S. Constitution.
One interesting bit of context to the kerfuffle at Yale: I was a student at Northwestern University from…
The attacks on individuals have obscured the historical and contemporary injustices that sparked their protests.