If states want to dig themselves out from the difficulties of mass incarceration, they can began by creating employment programs for newly released inmates.
With the department poised to shut down at midnight Friday, Congress passes a one-week extension of funding.
Does the political class overrate the necessity of diplomacy experience in presidential candidates?
Views he recently expressed on foreign policy suggest inadequate reflection on the Iraq War and its lessons.
Getting private school kids outside of their bubbles is more valuable than introducing them to the elite academic subculture a few years early.
With talk of bridging partisan divides, the Democratic frontrunner is adopting a tone she once mocked in 2008.
Correspondence from readers in blue
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments about discrimination against job applicants who wear headscarves. But the case reveals something deeper about who's considered attractive in America.
Senator Mitch McConnell has decided that he can't win a fight over funding the Department of Homeland Security, but his colleagues in the House may not go along.
A major shift in criminal justice is coming, but will it be enough?
How private debt collectors contribute to a cycle of jail, unemployment, and poverty
Democrats are lining up top recruits for the 2016 Senate race—and they're almost all approaching retirement age.
A more combative approach may weaken, and not strengthen, our global standing.
A poll of 40,000 people reveals that the areas of consensus are broader than many suspect.
A budget standoff could force the department to shut down this week, but most Americans won't immediately notice.
On the eve of her presumptive bid for the White House, the former senator is willfully obscuring the positions she would take as president.
Despite opposition from Congress, the District of Columbia will let residents smoke pot in their homes, but not on the street.
In other news, the Israeli national security advisor tells his American interlocutors that he wishes the prime minister's address to Congress weren't taking place.
On Tuesday, the Last Frontier became the third state to end marijuana prohibition.