Don't Fil-A the First Amendment

Supporters of the gay community can make their case without violating their opponents' right to free speech.

Sally Ride's Right to Remain Silent

Respecting diversity means being okay with the astronaut's decision not to out herself earlier.

Why Should Politics Stop at the Water's Edge?

Can we get rid of this strange idea?

Romney's Economic Plan: Dubya 2.0

When pressed for details on his economic plan, the former governor has only GOP boilerplate.

Will the Supreme Court Strike Down Affirmative Action?

Landmark civil liberties cases often lack a broad base of support, which gives the Court plenty of political cover

Conservatives Explore New Arenas of Self-Caricature

It's Internet revisionist-history time.

How Do We Make Elections More Competitive?

More money and more gerrymandering

What's the Deal with the Pennsylvania Voter-ID Law?

The Keystone State goes to court this week over its voter-ID law. So what is that again? And where does the Department of Justice fit in?

The Policy Is Personal

The Obama campaign carefully builds its argument against Mitt Romney.

Let's Not Make Sally Ride a Gay Icon

Let’s remember her for what she cared about most—women in the sciences.

The Gary Johnson Effect

Could the New Mexico governor spoil the presidential election?

Eric Holder's New Fight Against Voter ID

Pennsylvania is now under investigation.

The London Games

A new book sheds light on the ruins that always lie in an Olympics's wake. 

How the Gun Lobby Encourages People to Amass Arsenals

They're just trying to keep sales going.

For Penn State, Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

A debate over the NCAA's decision to strip the school of its winning record.