A preview of Washington's next scandal: the Bush administration's scheme to impose democracy on the world.
Congress and the country are on the brink of deciding between unlimited contributions in politics and unlimited regulation of politics.
Centrist Democrats could do worse than look to Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano for a model of how to win over red-state voters.
Conservatives believe that sound law depends on predictability and finality—or they did before Schiavo.
In his first term, Bush demonstrated the worst ear for international public diplomacy since—well, since ever.
The Shanley case should never have reached a jury without some corroborating evidence of a crime.
It is not outlandish to think of the World Trade Center as The Satanic Verses, magnified immeasurably.
Perhaps Bush's concentration on the deficit might improve if Congress were to write his projected deficits into law.
Unlike communism, the E.U. seems to be not an enemy of liberal capitalism, but a new and possibly improved version of it.
A funny thing happened to many of the scholars who went out into the country to investigate the red-blue divide. They couldn't find it
For the Bush administration, Social Security reform is a values issue with economic overtones.
The best hope for pulling Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects out of the ditch is for the White House to enlist former President Bush as a special envoy to the Middle East.
Republicans hope to use their parliamentary majority to drive an "ownership agenda" that will create a popular majority. That was also the British Conservatives' plan—and look where it got them.
There's a way to raise student achievement that's sensible, cheap, and ridiculously straightforward. It'll probably go nowhere
Much of this year's post-election analysis is just plain wrong. The election was not a stunning triumph for the president, Republicans, or social conservatives.
Republicans and Democrats should be careful what they wish for
The 2004 election looks less like 1980 than like 1960, a year when the candidates differed more in style than in substance.
Some people think a president should inspire the nation and do great things. But first and foremost, a president needs to be a safe pair of hands.
Iraq can only be won politically, not militarily, and only Iraqis can win it.
Thanks to McCain-Feingold, America now has what amounts to a federal speech code, enforced with prison terms of up to five years.