President Obama has tapped Robert A. McDonald to run the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. Here's what he'll need to understand about the limits of the V.A.'s vaunted electronic records program.
In a region already in flames, a Palestinian terror attack and Israel's response could light another fire.
By eschewing the role of dissident, organizers allow the Communist Party to respond either favorably or neutrally to their actions, rather than repressing them.
How much the Beatles helped create the '60s and how much the '60s helped create the Beatles is one of the great chicken-and-egg questions.
But it took a colleague's disbelief in that statistic to make me realize what had happened to me.
Pride revelers often laud the role played by trans activist Sylvia Rivera in the Stonewall riots, a turning point in the fight for LGBT rights. But after the parade, trans people are forgotten—or worse.
Thad Cochran was able to "reach out" to black voters because they found a common purpose, if only for a day. But more Republican outreach is going to be awfully hard.
Her attitude—unabashedly feminist, casually in charge—was captured most effectively toward the end of her stint as secretary of state. Can she keep it as a candidate?
The Buckley v. Valeo decision was more complicated and subtle than the “money equals speech” slogan for which it’s misremembered.
Like every other politician, she feels the need to say she's just reg'lar folks.
Dear Thom Tillis: How Long Does It Take For a Black Person to Become a Traditional North Carolinian?Jun 21, 2014
An open letter to the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, who is currently running for U.S. Senate, is prompted by his comments about the Republican Party's demographics.
Red, blue, and purple states wind up pretty much where you'd expect. And if you're in Louisiana, you might want to keep your head down.
By omitting the faces and fears of those opposed to same-sex marriage, The Case Against 8 presents its story as nothing more than a victory lap, assuming every viewer is happy the Supreme Court decision that overturned California's ban.
Former Montana governor and possible presidential candidate Brian Schweitzer's mouth gets him in trouble.
They have every right to their opinions, but we can remember their old mistakes even as we understand their new ones.