The next Senate Majority Leader has proved himself a master at winning elections. But will those victories translate into any real accomplishments?
A survey of direct democracy on subjects from abortion to bear-hunting-with-donuts to wage increases for workers at the bottom.
The fortunes of political parties wax and wane, but the movement to legalize cannabis won key victories Tuesday that portend a generational shift in drug policy.
Street harassment is a problem worth addressing, but making it a criminal offense is worse than doing nothing at all.
Amid a nationwide orgy of partisanship, a short, eclectic reading list to help red, blue, and purple Americans keep things in perspective.
A new report suggests law enforcement officials sought to prevent the media from capturing aerial images during August's protests.
At the top, federal employees leak with impunity. At the bottom, they're at the mercy of an opaque apparatus that masquerades as justice.
On the eve of the midterm elections, 42 percent of Americans endorse his performance—and that's alarmingly high given his administration's ethical and legal lapses.
The loudest voices in the debate have come from off-campus. What do current undergraduates think?
Can police can demand records of where, when, and with whom people slept without a warrant?
Adequate oversight is impossible when even diligent members of the Senate Intelligence Committee can't get basic facts about surveillance.
Serial could build on the success of This American Life and Radiolab to produce the most ambitious narrative nonfiction ever delivered via your ears.
The anonymous whistleblower who leaked details about the terror watchlist served the national interest.
Local authorities are investigating a highway-patrol scandal, but their perverse incentives mean federal authorities need to step in.
No serious defense of the surveillance state can ignores its anti-democratic abuses, its lawbreaking, and its record of punishing whistleblowers.
Last week's murders in Ottawa and Quebec do nothing to change the fact that the country is one of the safest and most secure in history–and has faced much worse in the past.
An interview with the filmmaker as her documentary on mass surveillance hits theaters
In a speech touting "conservative realism," the Kentucky Republican probed the failures of post-9/11 foreign policy, including too much war.
Suspicious business dealings by several high-ranking officials easily warrant an inquiry. Does anyone in Congress care enough to make it happen?
"I usually felt terrified and paralyzed during sex," a woman writes of her dating life, "but I had no idea how to communicate that fact to anyone."