Teacher, May I Plead the Fifth?

Police officers are becoming a familiar fixture in our nation's schools, as are interrogation techniques that seem less than appropriate for questioning a middle schooler.

What Tom Friedman Doesn’t Understand About the Economy, Part 72

His latest column about the traveler website Airbnb mistakes desperation for innovation. 

California's Teeming Prisons

Tens of thousands of prisoners are on hunger strike in California. What policies led to the state's dysfunctional correctional system?

Discussing Trayvon Martin, Obama Embraces his Blackness

On Obama's remarks this afternoon.

The Next Phase of the Obamacare Battle Begins

The administration is looking cautiously optimistic. Should they be?

Coming Home for the Recession

For some young, minority women, the economic downturn has reinforced more traditional living patterns.

Vacant Beauty, Boredom, and The Bling Ring

With her latest film, Sophia Coppola emerges as successor to Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, master of disaffection and alienation. 

The Great Detroit Betrayal

Any remotely accurate autopsy of the bankrupt city will find the cancer that killed it was the decline of the American auto industry. 

Netanyahu versus the EU

EU sanctions against Israeli settlements are a warning from friends that their patience has run out.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Face and the Power of Images

Why do so many get angry when a magazine shows a photo of a terrorist's face?

More Than a Hobby

In a case challenging the Obama administration's contraception mandate, a court finds that for-profit companies have free-exercise rights under the First Amendment. A look at Hobby Lobby, the company at the heart of the legal challenge.

Rhode Island’s Small Victory

A third state offers paid leave, though not necessarily a clear path for other states

Liz and Dick

With the help of her powerful father, Liz Cheney is running for Senate and setting off the next round of an intra-GOP fight over foreign policy. 

Semantic Innovation in Immigration Reform

Presto, "provisional legal status" becomes "probation."

Why "Black-on-Black Crime" is a Dangerous Idea

Final thoughts on the myth of "black-on-black crime."