For all the visible damage the president has done to the nation’s global standing, things are much worse below the surface.
Ty Cobb, a lawyer for the president, kvetched about a colleague in public and sent several bizarre emails. And that’s only the latest West Wing attorney problem.
The GOP is still missing the crucial 50th Senate vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. But a looming deadline is providing new momentum, and the legislation has advanced from no-shot to long-shot.
The new Affordable Care Act replacement currently making rounds in the Senate looks different than previous efforts, but the fundamentals are still the same: fewer funds, fewer rules, and fewer people covered.
The Supreme Court may not be the right place to settle the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which pits marriage equality against religious freedom.
Two authors, Mark Lilla and Henry Olsen, see a politics rejecting the broad messages of Roosevelt and Reagan for the narrow claims of victim-group grievance and purist ideology.
A historian looks at the legacy of racism in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
President Trump supports a plan that would halve the number of newcomers—and cut off the Midwest’s “demographic lifeline.”
The former Arkansas governor has a new television show on Trinity Broadcasting Network, and a powerful first guest.
In Durham, the sheriff and district attorney appear divided over whether civil disobedience deserves greater leniency from the judicial system.
Failure is always an option—especially in Congress.
It’s public hearings that tend to galvanize opposition and jeopardize presidents.
A judge in Illinois temporarily put the initiative on hold while legal proceedings continue.
NASA sent the Cassini spacecraft, almost out of fuel, crashing into Saturn, ending a successful 20-year mission.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Sean Spicer demonstrated why those fleeing the administration may find it difficult to start fresh.
The president’s divergent responses to two apparent terror attacks speak volumes about his approach to politics.
It’s the rare interesting work by a politician—and it offers an important critique of the press.
Rush Limbaugh and his listeners are taking Donald Trump’s new relationship with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in stride.
Two historians debate the role of universities in fostering a commitment to the open exchange of ideas.
There’s a lot to admire in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new essay. It’s one of those pieces that grabs you with its…
Despite the Sixth Amendment, in many jurisdictions, defendants don’t get legal representation the first time they go to court.