Why trying to make government more accountable has backfired
The key divide on America’s role in the world is no longer between Democrats and Republicans. It’s between elites and everyone else.
The decision to uphold a same-sex marriage recognition ban snapped a streak of court victories—but that doesn't make the judge who issued it a bigot.
Anyone looking for fresh public-policy approaches from Democrats, Republicans, or reform conservatives is bound to be disappointed.
Whichever way you see it, the presumptive Democratic nominee has shown us something significant.
The more you agree with people on your side of political debates, the more likely you are to be wrong about the facts.
He promised he wouldn't drag us into 'another war in Iraq'—then said the next day that he'll send U.S. war planes to kill people there for months.
The political philosophy hasn't captured America's youth. But it has made inroads within the Republican Party—inroads the GOP would be wise to resist.
Can the presumptive Democratic nominee channel the 36th president? And should she want to?
The New York Times is finally calling torture by its name. Why did it wait so long?
The state's voters used to revere longtime officeholders. On Saturday, that changed, when the state's governor, Neil Abercrombie, lost in an unprecedented upset—but the man he controversially handpicked as U.S. senator may win.
Conservatives are literally praying that the Texas senator will be the 2016 nominee. The rest of the Republican Party isn't so sure.
Forty years after Richard Nixon's resignation, a journalist relives the bizarre moment when a president stepped down in disgrace.
Arthur Schlesinger, Hunter S. Thompson, Seymour Hersh, Elizabeth Drew, Evan Thomas, and others on the fall of a president and its aftermath, from The Atlantic archives
Desperately needed humanitarian aid, a fraught authorization to conduct airstrikes, and the neoconservative critics who make Obama look good
After The New York Times busted him for plagiarism in his Army War College thesis, the recently appointed senator won't run for a full term.
The U.S. and U.K. collaborated to snatch Khadija al-Saadi's family in Hong Kong and deliver them into the custody of a murderous dictator.
The 2016 Republican hopeful has an uphill battle with African Americans who favor social programs, but first he has to get the GOP to transform itself.
It's not just macho Bible thumpers who treasure their Second Amendment rights.