Constructive liberal discourse has been a source of important gains on these issues. The alternatives are toxic.
Despite an unusual number of 9-0 opinions this Supreme Court term, there are deep ideological divisions just below the surface.
The former Tennessee senator and White House chief of staff died Thursday at 88.
It's been a year since the Supreme Court gutted the law, and racial justice remains elusive.
The Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics. It's a narrow decision that says a lot about free speech.
The unanimous decision in Noel Canning v. NLRB limits the power of the White House to fill federal posts—and could have a major impact after the midterm elections.
Faced with sweeping social change, conservative Christians are walling themselves off from secular society. But when religion isolates itself, both sides lose.
The regional differences, and similarities, in the long struggle to come to terms with racial injustice in the United States.
The Supreme Court laid down a marker for privacy in the smartphone era Wednesday—and Chief Justice John Roberts showed a surprising new savviness about technology.
The incumbent beat back a challenge by turning out unlikely Republican primary ballots.
National conservatives came up short Tuesday in Mississippi and Oklahoma. Maybe the Republican base just isn't as angry as they thought.
"Limiting wars to those that are in the national interest and can be won eliminates many wars." You wouldn't think politicians and thinkers would need to be reminded of this point, but they do.
One of several memos used to justify the drone execution of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki has finally been released.
The court's 5-4 ruling is a minor curb on the agency's power, but it doesn't affect the agency's carbon-emissions proposal.
The most searing critiques of George Will's much-maligned column on rape misrepresent his arguments, illustrating a common flaw in American public discourse.
The national death-row population is roughly 42 percent black—nearly three times the proportion in the general population.
The case for reparations: a narrative bibliography
"We win each battle, but the battles keep happening. And to our chagrin, we don't seem to be winning the wars. By almost any criterion, we are less 'victorious' today than half a century ago."
Mark Schmitt and Ilya Shapiro debate money in politics.