It’s a fair argument that when the nation is jeopardized—whether in danger of defaulting on its debts or succumbing to mass violence—a president is justified in using his authority to the fullest.
Or why the $1 trillion coin is so important
With tools from 1964, community activists are pushing the White House to turn federal education policy around.
The secretary probably has a future in California politics—but who has a future as her successor at Labor?
With some effort we can shift away from a rape culture. And it can help not just women, not just the most socially vulnerable, but the entire social climate.
But a little less than it used to be
The $1 trillion coin is the only way to counter the GOP's refusal to lift the debt ceiling.
When choosing between unprecedented innovations, ending a constitutional crisis is infinitely preferable to making constitutional crises an entrenched institutional feature that may result in economic disaster.
To reduce gun violence, we need a sweeping reform of the way guns are bought and sold.
The proposals coming from the White House and congressional Democrats are worthwhile, but they won't get us anywhere near where we need to be.
Immigration enforcement now costs more than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined.
The president's personality is less important to his success than the circumstances of his presidency.
The new U.S. senator from Texas has a talent for reading the political tea leaves.
Taking issue with George Will's arguments against Pamela Karlan's essay on the Supreme Court's contempt of Congress.
The Hagel pick makes Obama look far less timid than he did during first-term nominating battles—and far more likely to follow up on his big 2008 foreign policy promises.