Legislation signed in Indiana this week could allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples. Other companies are hitting back.
With the bruised-and-battered Democratic leader's resignation, the Senate loses one of its toughest and most fascinating characters.
An all-night 'vote-a-rama' on the Republican budget revealed bipartisan backing for giving new benefits to same-sex spouses and American workers.
Jeffrey Rosen and Garrett Epps discuss a new play by John Strand, whose hero is the longest-serving justice currently on the Supreme Court.
Reading John Bolton's dangerously casual argument for yet another war in the Middle East
The longtime Senate Democratic leader, battered by election losses, won't run again in 2016.
Is the liberal Harvard professor serious about backing Peabody Energy's challenge to EPA emissions regulations? Does it matter?
The former Texas governor turned a constitutionally weak office into a source of tremendous informal power.
Can conversation help end bigotry? An improbable example suggests that it would be unwise to discount the possibility.
Young Americans may be more demographically diverse than older generations, but many embrace surprisingly traditional views on relationships.
Unless a court intervenes, the state will have to allow an attorney to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would authorize mass murder.
The Justices reject Alabama's claims that its legislative redistricting wasn't intended to separate voters by race as chimerical.
Research shows that when governments provide citizens with economic security, they embolden them to take more risks.
The military had to choose between granting the former Taliban prisoner an honorable discharge, back pay, and benefits—or initiating court-martial proceedings.
In debating whether the Texan is too inexperienced to run, the right has to decide whether the current president is a disastrous failure or a disastrous success.
Laws with consequences that cross state lines force the citizens of a politically divided nation to engage each other's ideas.
A deal in Congress would extend the Children's Health Insurance Program, a key part of the Democratic frontrunner's legacy as first lady.
Why do so many American cops believe that shooting a schizophrenic man dead for failing to drop a screwdriver is an acceptable outcome?
Why the U.S. tends to look on the bright side
Governors used to lead the push for big projects, but the growing rural-urban divide has brought civic leaders to the fore.