A champion of better protections for citizens and consumers argues that her fight is not a waste of time—and draws on history to justify her optimism.
Discussing politics in groups of similarly minded people can be enough to stoke polarization—a frightening prospect in an era of social media.
A better understanding of moral reasoning could help Americans cooperate on improving the country even amid deep disagreements.
The best way to argue is to take on your opponents’ strongest arguments, not their weakest ones.
An advocate for the technology argues that the leap of faith it demands is one that Americans have already made.
A professor of political philosophy counsels that “it is often possible to recognize and respect the moral integrity of others even when we disagree with them.”
A scholar of American history argues that unwavering commitment to republican values can turn the nation’s differences into a profound strength.
A question for the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival: In a country of diverse ideologies, how will Americans coexist in peace and prosperity?
The Badger State is debating a law that would suspend or expel students who shut down speakers or interfere with their free expression. Does it go too far?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears not to understand the most basic cost of the drug policy he recommends: the guarantee of violent crime.
His interventionism is a betrayal of all who supported him due to his claim that the U.S. “gets nothing” from the conflict and should “stay out.”
The Great Beauty excels by offering an unsurpassed meditation on a question that confronts all humans lucky enough to live in modernity.
A human-rights lawyer advises the left on how to seek advancement in a democracy.
The president is pursuing a course that will harm American citizens––and that may help his family’s business interests by hurting its corporate rivals.
The commander in chief’s gravest decisions are being delegated to unaccountable generals who’ll be used to insulate him politically if things go wrong.
A new ACLU freedom of information request aims to find out, in concert with civil society groups abroad seeking similar answers from their countries.
The political realities of the Trump-era render the party unable to govern the country effectively, often for reasons of its own making.
The Fox News host is under attack as never before because many Americans are now forced to take what he says seriously for the first time.
Almost everyone is unwilling to do certain things to eliminate terrorism. And that is fortunate, for the endurance of a free society depends upon it.
Tabloid-style coverage of mass murder helps those intent on using violence to stoke fear.