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.
Forty years after Watergate, presidential suspicion of reporters and attempts to keep the press at arm's length remain high.
The Bush administration's interrogation policy cannot be written off as a panicked aberration that ended in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
The party plans to keep talking about the pay gap and reproductive freedom. But the martial metaphor just isn't working.
The Kentucky Republican, who filibustered the CIA chief's nomination, is the latest legislator to call for his ouster.
If the president really believes that, will he take legally required actions to respond to it?
It's the most effective anti-poverty program in U.S. history. So why do some people hate it?
It's difficult to cross man with details on every secret drone strike you've authorized—especially the legally dubious ones.
What they reveal about the three words that are journalists' only source of self-respect
The agency spied on a congressional investigation into the torture of prisoners, then claimed it hadn't.
Today's byzantine set of assistance programs is enough to baffle a policy specialist, much less the intended beneficiaries. Reformers need to streamline the system.