The former vice president draws particular support from older white voters and from African Americans—but when he waxes nostalgic, he reminds them of their differences.
A great deal of communication is based on metaphor.
Many states and cities are putting Americans’ fates in the hands of algorithms.
A young gun-rights activist is entitled to mercy and understanding. But so are the millions of other children who never get it.
Throughout its history, America has attacked countries that did not threaten it.
The sultan of Brunei has proposed stoning as a punishment for male sodomy.
A new book proposes we let robots do all the work.
Americans who oppose reparations care more about responding to political expediency than about the emergency of inequality.
Four years ago, my wife, Deb, and I wrote about an ambitious and unusual tech startup called Bitwise Industries, in…
The debate over reparations highlights the dual purpose of the holiday: celebrating emancipation but also demanding accountability for historical and present wrongs.
The real problem is that families are primed to see a fetal anomaly as a catastrophe in waiting.
Rising rents are feeding a surge in homelessness.
Have 2020 candidates been reading too much French philosophy?
Mohamed Morsi was a deeply flawed but democratically elected president. His death shows how much his country has lost.
The president is “officially” kicking off his reelection bid—for perhaps the fifth time.
The university and its critics can transform this polarizing culture war controversy into a constructive moment––if both take steps to placate the other side.
The president appears committed to destroying the very idea of facts.
In an interview, the presidential hopeful outlines ambitious plans for reforming immigration and policing.
As Trump focuses on disruption, Beijing is evidently operating on a higher level.
As the battle over abortion intensifies once again, lawmakers should listen to Americans’ moral intuitions about when personhood begins.