The Capitol riot was a tragic farce, but the type of political violence it represents poses an existential threat to democracy.
Trump leaves behind a wounded nation, and it will take time to heal.
The business owners, real-estate brokers, and service members who rioted acted not out of economic desperation, but out of their belief in their inviolable right to rule.
True democracy in America is a young, fragile experiment that must be defended if it is to endure.
The president’s supporters believe that the votes of rival constituencies should not count—even though they understand, on some level, that they do.
To succeed, the president-elect will have to do more than address the pandemic and revive the American economy.
Whatever happens Tuesday, Democrats have put the Lone Star State in play.
Adding more justices to the bench might be the only way to stop them.
Donald Trump sees everything—even his own children—as a reflection of himself.
The HBO remake offers a grim depiction of Los Angeles—but it hardly keeps pace with the reality of police abuses in the era.
The president’s criticism of military contractors is belied by his commitment to fattening their pockets.
The United States has its best opportunity in 150 years to belatedly fulfill its promise as a multiracial democracy.
Without activists like Lewis and C. T. Vivian, America would remain a white republic, not a nation for all its citizens.
The Supreme Court handed a victory to the president while cloaking its reasoning in majestic language about the rule of law.
The former mayor of San Antonio discusses police reform, America’s housing crisis, and whether a run for statewide office in Texas is in his future.
The president is having a difficult time deploying his traditional culture-war playbook against Biden.
The chief justice expects the federal government to adhere to basic standards of honesty and fidelity to the public interest.
A conversation with Lonnie Bunch, the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, about the long tradition of black protest
The desperation of American workers in the aftermath of the coronavirus was the product of a series of policy decisions and missed opportunities.
Fifty-seven officers were willing to take a stand to defend misconduct rather than oppose it.