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.
The president didn’t cause America’s policing crisis, but he deliberately made it worse.
The president is attempting to bring social-media platforms into his authoritarian infrastructure—or otherwise censor them.
The conspiracy theories surrounding Obama’s birthplace and religion were much more than mere lies. They were ideology.
The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others.
The White House is closing pathways to citizenship while maintaining a flow of exploitable immigrant labor.
Both the president and his party are committed to a long-term project of impunity from both the law and the electorate.
America’s political dysfunction is rooted not in ideological polarization, but in the Republican Party’s conviction that it alone should be allowed to govern.
The president’s attempt to racialize the pandemic is a cover-up of the fact that he trusted false reassurances from Beijing.
The autocratic political culture that has propped up the Trump administration has left the nation entirely unprepared for an economic and public-health calamity.
The generational divide in the Democratic primary reflects divergent experiences.
The president has interpreted the Republican-controlled Senate’s vote to acquit as a writ of absolute power.
A dispute between a small group of scholars and the authors of The New York Times Magazine’s issue on slavery represents a fundamental disagreement over the trajectory of American society.