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.
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.