People like hard currency and use it every day. It is a check on centralized power. It is private and peer-to-peer. And despite or because of that, some want to get rid of it.
Doing so needn't interfere with fully confronting crimes against black America.
Every POW trade is a tough judgment call. The White House negotiated a defensible deal for Bowe Bergdahl but broke the law by hiding it from Congress.
If approved by the Senate and signed by President Obama, it will stop the DEA from enforcing federal laws against medical marijuana in states where it is legal.
Police abuses in Miami Gardens, Florida, are staggering, but few Americans seem to care.
Outlets should withhold certain information—like the name of the Isla Vista killer.
Delaying the end of this war makes it easier to avoid releasing prisoners of it.
George Packer is the latest journalist to understate the radicalism of the national security state and to overstate the radicalism of its critics.
The Twitter conversation around #YesAllWomen is a sobering reminder of how commonly women are robbed of a sense of dignity and full personhood.
Justice Hugo Black explained it in his 1971 opinion in New York Times v. United States.
So why do so many Americans insist that the state, not the press, should call the shots?
Ladar Levison had to appear in a secret hearing on short notice without adequate counsel—but when he appealed, judges wouldn't let him raise new arguments.
The federal-court nominee who signed off on executing an American without due process is a vote away from confirmation to a lifetime seat.
A video recording caught a Chicago officer harassing a Chinese-American while on duty—and her co-workers are responsible for speaking up.
Just because what the NSA is doing doesn't violate the letter of the Constitution, that doesn't mean it stays true to the spirit.
The alerts can be appropriate in settings where one doesn't expect disturbing material. But why would a university classroom be one of those places?
My personal picks for must-read nonfiction from 2013.
What's the least awful way to arrange dates to the dance?
The consequences of eliminating Fourth Amendment protections for all international communication with foreigners
Early thoughts on the new orientation requirement for first-year graduate students at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.