We pretend that billionaires like Donald Sterling care about fines, just like we pretend they're displaying great character when they give away some money.
The changes that are necessary to arrest this decline are so fundamental that they virtually require a new political order.
How do liberals and conservatives view suffering? Two leading experts discuss.
Democrats are leading on issues, while Republicans are still likely to win in the fall. This is why we have to suffer through campaigns.
This past week has been hell for African Americans. So much for post-racialism.
As people from Cliven Bundy to Donald Sterling to Paul Ryan are finding out, sometimes language isn't really the problem.
As a concept, the two-state solution is more broadly accepted than ever, even as achieving it seems more remote.
Maybe if we stopped expecting every candidate to promise us that they'll singlehandedly change Washington and politics and America, they'd stop doing it. McConnell may be onto something.
By appointing an advocate for defendants' rights as the new pardon attorney, the Obama administration has signaled it is serious about commuting drug offenses.
By getting into money transfers, they'll offer low-income people a service with (slightly) more reasonable fees. Now why doesn't the Postal Service turn around and do the same thing?
They may try to distance themselves from his racist comments, but they can't escape responsibility for him and people like him.
The Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement further complicates an already flagging peace process.
Liberals are exasperated with conservatives' unwillingness to acknowledge fact about health care, and other things. But they'd better get used to it.
At heart, the dissenters in Schuette v. BAMN argue, a Michigan amendment outlawing affirmative action deprives minorities access to the political process.
Almost nowhere else is there such a tight link between class and opinions about cutting government.