New Hampshire’s governor, a prep-school campus, and the meaning of women in politics
With the healthcare law finally on track after a disastrous start, the secretary of Health and Human Services is leaving the administration.
Though the speaker easily weathered a coup attempt in 2013, some right-wing members are quietly putting together a plan to try again.
The shortcomings of stigma
Most Americans want to take money out of government but don't think it's possible. Here's a plan for overcoming our defeatism.
The party's only hope to rescue the midterms is a tactical silver bullet—the underlying forces are arrayed against them.
If she seals the 2016 nomination early, it will free up Democratic and independent voters to cross over into Republican primaries—and into the Kentucky senator's embrace.
PED use in baseball merited a Congressional hearing. A similar investigation should be probing into educational institutions' use of athletics and athletes for profit.
What started as a discussion of Paul Ryan's comments has turned into a revealing debate on the nature of liberal politics in the United States.
The Kentucky senator twice suggested that Halliburton's relationship with Dick Cheney influenced Iraq policy. Is that so crazy?
With Robert McNamara in The Fog of War, the filmmaker captured a painful redemption bid. But the star of The Unknown Known doesn't think he needs redemption at all.
Writers overwhelmingly use Orwell's novel to describe the surveillance state—which makes it easy to forget who's really oppressed today.
"Meditative practices emphasize returning to one’s breath. The clinical equivalent of this is to return to one’s patient. "
By refusing to help fill the nation's empty trial benches, some senators are intentionally creating a vacuum of federal legal authority.
The old pitfalls of new sensitivities in political speech
Would a higher minimum wage bring more Americans out of poverty? Or would it just lead to more automation? Timothy Noah and Glenn Loury debate.
By letting the CIA vet the torture report, the White House and Congress are giving Americans a new reason to have contempt for an illegitimate classification system.
The retired Supreme Court justice would like to add five words to the Eight Amendment and do away with capital punishment in America. It's a shame he didn't vote that way during his 35 years on the Supreme Court.
Too many debates about important issues degenerate into manufactured and misplaced outrage—and it's chilling free speech.
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