The state's first openly gay state representative talks the Russian Olympics boycott, the war on women, and where progressives are about to make headway.
Attorney General Eric Holder may have brought attention to the problems of prison sentencing, but it's been state legislatures—including staunchly conservatives ones—that have taken the lead in finding solutions.
Retirement can be sweet for well-off LGBT elders, but it is fraught with perils for most.
Some have argued that the best way to protect minority voters is to pass broad election reforms. Here's why they're wrong.
Even if the founding fathers thought the filibuster was great, we have no reason to defer to their wisdom any more than we're obligated to protect slavery or deny women the vote.
D.C. medical marijuana dispensaries are finally open for business, but the nightmare of federal regulations and prohibitions still loom.
There's a lot we still don't know about the most important remaining legal provision we have to help fight voter discrimination. Like, will it actually work?
If 2,776 violations can occur when NSA agents are trying to follow the law in good faith, consider the dangers posed by personnel who aren't acting in good faith.
Twitter may be able to predict elections just as well as the polls, but we use survey research for way more than just that.
The country's leaders and much of its public have repressed memories of where pre-1967 national boundaries lie.
If Republicans offer citizenship to Dreamers but not their parents, should Democrats take the deal?
In Texas's Harris County, a major early childhood education initiative offers a test case for the rest of the country.
The recent announcement of ramped-up building efforts in the West Bank looms over peace talks as they begin in Jerusalem today.
Last month, activists launched the first national campaign against the organization—which isn't backing down anytime soon.
Looking back at the 1990s, when Democrats were gripped by the terror of being tagged as "soft on crime."