Killing targets simply because foreign governments want them dead carries a high potential for blowback.
"I see friends' spouses die," a husband writes, "and it scares me. Losing my wife is my biggest fear."
Drones aren't going away. The controversial question today is whether they should ever be allowed to kill on their own.
A writer at the Claremont Review of Books misunderstands why a majority of Americans now favor marriage equality and makes several errors along the way.
The former Freddie Mac historian warns of a drive to limit Christianity months after trying to limit American Islam.
A wisdom-filled "letter-to-the-editor"
That simple rule is the least bad way there is to protect residents from being wrongfully shot.
The housing bust proved that the federal government isn't particularly good at anticipating how many people will default.
A prohibitionist says libertarians dismiss moral considerations when they call for legalization. The truth is quite the opposite.
The man who helped institutionalize torture argues it's hypocritical to oppose the promotion of a woman who destroyed evidence of brutal interrogations.
A first-time narcotics offender, father to three, sold pain pills to a friend. His punishment: 25 years in prison. It's just the latest evidence that U.S. drug policy is madness.
A Rhode Island bill is among the best being considered by state legislatures, according to an ACLU analysis.
Asked to prom by a high schooler, the supermodel responded with acumen. Why are some making her out to be a victim?
The Democratic Party has conquered the Golden State's levers of power. But political victory doesn't guarantee good governance.
Referenda banning unmanned aerial spying by police agencies could save whole states from a future of pervasive surveillance.
A Harper's essayist reflects on his distaste for both factions in the conflict -- and why he got over it and chose sides.
The institution is always changing. But it doesn't feel as though the emphasis on love and companionship is significantly different now than it was in the past.
John Podhoretz and Jonah Goldberg believe disingenuous conservative pundits are doing irreparable harm to their movement. So who are they?
Chief Justice John Roberts suggested activism is responsible for changes in public opinion. But the fact that many Americans now know openly gay people matters more.
A new report describes the concrete ways a clandestine spying program has caused individuals and communities to suffer.