As a lame-duck member of Congress, the Coloradan has the unique ability to expose CIA and NSA lawbreaking—without breaking the law himself.
Kang Chol-hwan spent 10 years in a camp for political prisoners. This week, he spoke out on Reddit about what his countrymen know of their plight.
A snapshot of the news organization as it asked itself, "How should we cover Kim Kardashian?"
Four Atlantic staffers discuss the latest installment of the podcast, in which listeners finally learn more about Jay.
Some are anti-war–or even anti-military. No matter. If they fought for their country, they're equally deserving of recognition each November.
Some of its falsehoods are legitimate, but others undermine democratic debate and the health of the press. And James Comey doesn't always know the difference.
A bill about confining big hogs in tiny pens tells us something meaty about the New Jersey governor's political ambitions.
The country seems invulnerable to tyranny. Yet in the last 15 years it has eliminated core rights and protections that took centuries to secure.
Democrats like Howard Dean who rally around her risk looking like opportunistic hypocrites.
The risk of putting a Bush-style hawk like Marco Rubio back in the White House is much too dangerous.
Three precedents that make it even easier to use lethal force abroad without congressional approval
Before May, Congress has no alternative but to endorse or end NSA spying on the phone calls of virtually every American. What does the new party in charge want?
A critique of the First Amendment from an academic who studies street harassment
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.