As participation in civic life has dwindled, so has public faith in the country’s system of government.
The special counsel has concluded he can neither charge nor clear the president. Only Congress can now resolve the allegations against him.
President Trump is unfit for the office he holds.
Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs.
This was at the same jamboree where Trump told thousands of teenage boys about a hot New York party.
Twentieth-century American presidents lionized the Confederate general. Now the tide is shifting.
The president’s patriotic pageant renews a question dating back to the first White House visit by a champion sports team.
The president spent Sunday morning at Mar-a-Lago, watching Fox News and giving voice to his resentments.
The existence of extremists like Tony Hovater doesn’t require extraordinary explanations—they stand in a long American tradition.
Not yet—but it has precious few supporters on either the left or the right.
A multi-ethnic democracy requires grappling honestly with the past—and recognizing the symbols of the Confederacy for what they are.
President Trump claims a top Scout official told him that his “was the greatest speech that was ever made to them.” The Scouts deny the call was made.
The president addressed the quadrennial gathering like a campaign rally—talking to a group devoted to service as if it valued self-interest.
A Stanford professor argues that it’s largely not—but that it could be reformed to promote equality, rather than undermine it.
Adam Hamilton takes on controversial social issues from the pulpit, challenging his politically divided congregation to find common ground.
Richard Haass, one of the few foreign-policy experts the president says he respects, had some harsh words for the administration's early stumbles.
Why the president, who appears allergic to the logic of bureaucracy, keeps getting defeated by that humblest of technologies, the office memorandum
If the president obstructed justice, inexperience will not work as a defense.
The former FBI director’s insistence on setting the record straight may have cost Clinton the election and Comey his job—and now it’s costing Trump.
Some issues aren’t amenable to deal making; some principles don’t lend themselves to compromise.
Donald Trump flaunted his elastic conception of truth in an interview with Time—but he may yet learn that facts are stubborn things.