Only one week after refusing to stay Charles Warner's execution, the justices will now hear his fellow inmates' appeal on a questionable lethal-injection drug.
The national membership rate fell again in 2014 even as job growth surged to a 15-year high.
A pair of captains call for closer civilian scrutiny to fix the institutions they love.
A nerd's attempt to engage feminists—made deep beneath an obscure blog post—spurred the debaters to recognize their mutual humanity.
When the cost of gasoline soared, American politicians rushed to assign blame. But as prices fall, they've been oddly silent.
"The moral is to the physical as three is to one," Napoleon said about the elements of military strength. Two signs that would make Napoleon worry.
New foreign deals may be the one legacy item Republicans will give the president, but he'll have to fight his party to get them.
Disparate-impact claims have a long record of opening doors in employment, education, voting, and housing. Conservatives want to bury them.
Female GOP lawmakers withdrew their support for a late-term ban, demonstrating that the leadership is more than just old, white men.
Richard Burr now leads the intelligence committee, but he seems more interested in protecting the agency than holding it accountable.
In his State of the Union, Obama asked Congress and the public to support a campaign that none of them want to own—not even him.
But it's not ready to say that humanity is causing it.
The most important words in Obama's speech, and in the Republican responses, were the ones hardly uttered at all.
Mike Huckabee suggests that if the justices rule that gay-marriage bans are unconstitutional, states don't need to listen.
The phrase, borrowed from the 19th century, is a terrible term. The Internet furnishes a replacement that, however obscene, is clearly superior.
The American people no longer even notice whole categories of flaws in political rhetoric.
Speaker John Boehner invited the Israeli leader to address Congress—and rebut President Obama—for the second time in four years.
Like Obama, JFK and LBJ found their agendas stymied by a hostile Congress, until American voters stepped in to demand change.
From The West Wing to the wooly mammoth: American democracy's most famous dairy product, fact-checked
This year, Obama's domestic-policy narrative reached its crescendo, while his foreign-policy narrative quietly collapsed.