For the Florida Republican, the past only confirms the need for a bigger military that intervenes in the world more often.
Control of the upper chamber hasn't been this unsteady since the post-Civil War era.
Suddenly, a spate of Republicans have come out in favor of over-the-counter contraception—putting Democrats in a tight spot politically.
For the most part, acceptance of gay marriage is growing. But according to a new survey, acceptance of gayness is not.
Activists are mounting their latest—and likely doomed—push to grant residents of the nation's capital more voice in their government.
A new survey suggests a tension in the United States: Most people think religion is losing its influence on politics and culture, but many also want it to play a greater role.
A decades-long obsession with writing excessively detailed laws had made it impossible for real people to get anything done.
The "Nuns on the Bus" kicked off their third national tour this week. But as American sisters face censure from the Vatican, it's unclear how their advocacy efforts will be affected.
That is Ezra Klein's provocative claim about official D.C. And it's time for all who know the identity of these hucksters to reveal them in a rigorous takedown.
The presumed presidential candidate's speeches are long on pablum and short on content. This is the campaign we're in for.
Since 9/11, Americans radicalized in the U.S. have been most lethal. So why isn't there more debate about the risk of blowback from military action?
The ambiguities of social science about American values
The Roosevelts transformed the United States—and made its leaders into stars.
Checks and balances are an essential part of the American system—but so too is respect for Congress in interpreting laws.
A list of legislators who favor American intervention in the country's civil war
Francis Fukuyama is still bullish on where history is headed, but Americans should worry: republics can decay.
Obama doesn't want to ask Congress to declare a war. Congress doesn't seem interested in fighting back. But the law demands otherwise.
Reading Michelle Alexander's volume on racism and mass incarceration
In a time of national anxiety, women voters are again turning to Republicans to protect the country.