When President Obama tells Americans to stop worrying, he’s accused of fecklessness. But he has a point: we have never been safer.
The president didn't label the Paris attacks "random" because he wished to avoid identifying the victims, but rather, because he wished to avoid identifying the motives of their perpetrators.
"I have come to the conclusion that there is no military solution to this issue that can be generated by the U.S. But I believe there is a political solution." How to think about the next war, as we consider getting into it.
Many election finance reformers focus on spending limits, but encouraging small donors might be a more realistic—and fairer—option.
Questions of "divided loyalty" have been among the nastiest in discussions of foreign policy. A reader says we're asking the wrong questions about the Netanyahu imbroglio.
Kate Brown, Oregon's new executive, takes over after John Kitzhaber was forced to resign.
Why should they willingly serve as GOP-Likud campaign props?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg admits she nodded off during the State of the Union after too much wine. Why do such personal details excite so many Americans?
America's winner-take-all electoral system has its problems. Proportional representation might fix them.
James Comey insisted that if citizens saw things from a beat cop's perspective, they'd be more sympathetic.
Will conservatives confront rising anti-Muslim rhetoric in the Republican Party?
"Muslims truly sympathetic to terrorism break down into two groups. The first are people who know the Islamic political narrative much better than Barack Obama does..."
With a fight over immigration, the GOP could blow the first big deadline of its new congressional majority.
GOP voters support the executive actions in principal, but oppose them once they're linked to the president.
A slow drip of ethics allegations have Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber fighting for his political life, despite his best efforts to deflect them.
The City of Brotherly Love beat out Brooklyn and Columbus, Ohio, to host the Democrats in 2016.
Will the sight of the former Florida governor raking in cash, and crowding out his rivals, convince Republicans of the need for campaign-finance reform?
After the Civil War, the men who framed the Constitution gradually rose to become the Ghosts of Democracy Past: courageous, learned, and super-judgey.
When a city applies moneyball methods to policing, it lowers the rate of offenses by an average of 10 percent.