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.
Law enforcement in America, brought to you by liberals and conservatives
Democrats represent some of the richest House districts—but they're also more likely to have deeply unequal constituencies. Is that why the party is more focused on income disparities?
Is it Rove? Ailes? Either of the Koch brothers? Anyone in Congress? Or a statehouse? No, in fact it is...
The Gipper managed to remain popular even as voters disliked many of his policies. With the Affordable Care Act on the rebound, the current president faces the opposite problem.
Why we need historians in debates about today's cultures
A calmer version of a point about Chief Justice John Roberts
In the post-McCutcheon world, the 0.1 percent are far more important than most candidates. The press needs to treat them that way and subject their views to scrutiny.
The point of writing isn't just to son or be sonned—it's to know more.
The forced resignation of Brendan Eich will have a chilling effect on political discourse.
Life tenure in any public post is bad public policy, and other implications of the latest Supreme Court rulings
The Supreme Court's ruling puts more money into politics, but it could help parties and candidates wrest back some control.