The president is a superior terrorist hunter. He has also neutralized a profound existential threat to U.S. allies in the Middle East, and denied ISIS access to vast storehouses of deadly chemical weapons. So why does he get no credit?
The highest net worth on Capitol Hill is nearly $360 million—and that's before you even get to the Rockefeller heir.
To understand why activists are so angry at the president, you have to understand how close they've come—and how long they've waited.
There's a sharp divide between liberal coastal states leading the charge against fossil fuels and the conservative, inland states that still depend on them.
Any effort that tries to rebuild the well-behaved aspects of the system but ignores the critical role of whistleblowers is sure to fail.
"A majority of Scots want to live in a center-left society, while a majority of English want to live in a center-right society." Why that may be a bigger problem for the United Kingdom than regional splits are for the United States.
Some writers think that even as society changes, orthodox believers will stick to traditional beliefs.
In an exhilarating takedown of Indiana and Wisconsin's prohibitions, Judge Richard Posner rules there isn't. But will he persuade anyone?
The full D.C. Circuit Court will reconsider a ruling eliminating insurance subsidies in the majority of states.
From ISIS to inversions, immigration to infrastructure, a host of pressing needs face legislators. Of course, that doesn't mean they'll take any action.
There's a whole caste of young staffers who follow candidates all day every day, hoping to capture the next "47 percent" or "Macaca" moment.
Looking back at the Arizona senator's track record, it's hard to see why anyone still treats him as a source of insight into what will happen next in geopolitics.
In upholding the state's ban on same-sex unions, Judge Martin Feldman seems to be carefully appealing to the Supreme Court's swing voter.
For 50 years, the Australian-born artist has been a mainstay of America's politics and opinion pages. Here's why he's not optimistic about the future.
Protecting modern presidents is a legitimate and crucial goal. Here is some of what it ends up meaning in practice.
Racial and class tensions are nothing new in the city, as the story of a parade founded by white elites in 1877 to protect their position shows.
Democrats are playing defense in deep-blue states like Hawaii, while Republicans are worried about holding on in strongholds like Georgia.
Twenty-five years after Francis Fukuyama's landmark essay, liberal democracy is increasingly beset. Its defenders need to go back to the basics.
"The decision on HSR is going to shape the future in ways we can’t predict, and a touch of modesty in the arguments would be welcome."
At a time when same-sex marriage and gay equality are on the march, a new poll of LGBT Americans shows women lagging in several disheartening respects.