The New York Times is finally calling torture by its name. Why did it wait so long?
The state's voters used to revere longtime officeholders. On Saturday, that changed, when the state's governor, Neil Abercrombie, lost in an unprecedented upset—but the man he controversially handpicked as U.S. senator may win.
Conservatives are literally praying that the Texas senator will be the 2016 nominee. The rest of the Republican Party isn't so sure.
Forty years after Richard Nixon's resignation, a journalist relives the bizarre moment when a president stepped down in disgrace.
Arthur Schlesinger, Hunter S. Thompson, Seymour Hersh, Elizabeth Drew, Evan Thomas, and others on the fall of a president and its aftermath, from The Atlantic archives
Desperately needed humanitarian aid, a fraught authorization to conduct airstrikes, and the neoconservative critics who make Obama look good
After The New York Times busted him for plagiarism in his Army War College thesis, the recently appointed senator won't run for a full term.
The U.S. and U.K. collaborated to snatch Khadija al-Saadi's family in Hong Kong and deliver them into the custody of a murderous dictator.
The 2016 Republican hopeful has an uphill battle with African Americans who favor social programs, but first he has to get the GOP to transform itself.
It's not just macho Bible thumpers who treasure their Second Amendment rights.
His challenger for the GOP nomination tried to twist his opposition to NSA spying and indefinite detention as comfort to al-Qaeda—and the attack failed miserably.
Creating a wage floor is an effective way to fight poverty—and it would reduce government spending and intrusion.
If you meet an 8-year-old who thinks slavery ended because of American exceptionalism, this may be why.
The bill Congress passed last week is a good start, but it's not enough to turn the troubled bureaucracy around on its own.
Rick Perlstein’s massive chronicle of “the whackadoodle far-right” gets ever more manic.
Republican insurgents have caused lots of trouble but won few victories this year. But GOP incumbents aren't out of danger yet.
Many pundits give the Texas governor slim odds in 2016 after his disastrous presidential run in 2012. Maybe they're missing something.
The intelligence agency's behavior is enough for even people who dislike leaks to see the need for a whistleblower.
And so do some readers.
The political press is tittering over the idea of the vice president skinny-dipping—and missing the real news in a forthcoming book on his Secret Service detail.