An explainer on how Congress has slowly abdicated its war powers to the executive branch, and why this is a very bad thing
States roll out their Obamacare campaigns but are careful not to say "Obamacare."
Nearly every American president eventually lets the bombs fall.
Almost half of Americans drop out of college and are left with debt. Is it time for a bigger investment in vocational training for young people?
Unpacking the data that highlights all the problems with executive paychecks.
The Ohio state legislature is about to debate an extremely restrictive abortion bill. Again.
To commemorate Martin Luther King's great speech, Barack Obama focuses on the ordinary people whose names America doesn't know.
The days of unilateral imperial action are gone—American power is not enough to solve the conflicts in Egypt and Syria.
The Tea Party just keeps going and going.
The benefits of a U.S. military strike against Syria don't outweigh the costs.
New work from a legendary writer in honor of the March on Washington's 50th anniversary, and a conversation on growing up during the civil-rights movement
The March on Washington marked the beginning of a tumultuous half-year whose events would shape the decade's legacy.
A candidate who wants you to know that he is absolutely, definitely not gay.
The people who brought you the Iraq War are now urging that we get bombing Syria. What could possibly go wrong?
There may be little rational reason for the taboo on chemical weapons. But it's leading us into a new military engagement anyway.