Rarely has so much passion and studied seriousness been devoted to the trivial issue of a congressional criminal referral.
How Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman and Frederick Douglass expanded on the promise of American independence.
This ruling sounds reasonable, as who is against short, private, personal prayer? The problem is that the only part of the phrase “short, private, personal prayer” that is accurate to what was going on in Bremerton in the fall of 2015 is “prayer.”
Far from comatose, NATO is today more vital and vigorous than it’s been since the height of the Cold War.
The overturning of Roe v. Wade has made these factors all the more salient.
The fate of American democracy hinges on which vision of patriotism prevails.
The justices like to present themselves as collegial. The Dobbs opinions suggest that is cracking.
Regardless of whether he thought the election was stolen, the place to look for the former president’s “criminal intent” is in any illegal acts he directed in the aftermath.
It’s no exaggeration to say that the abortion decision, written by Justice Samuel Alito and joined by four other conservatives, is one of the worst decisions in the court’s history.
In an important church-and-state decision, the justices have effectively ended the centuries-old constitutional ban on direct state aid to the teaching of religion.
America’s progress toward racial equity has been anything but consistent - and it’s under threat yet again.
These were not “everyday Americans” who attacked the Capitol but conduits for the easy flow of dangerous ideas.
For now, there’s no end in sight.
The lies that spurred the Capitol riot continue as the question of what Trump knew to be true becomes increasingly important.
The presidents’ attacks on the electoral process - and their dark personal impulses - defined two of the most dangerous and troubling eras in American history.
The “gun lobby” is the tail, not the dog.
There was a moment when every traditionally conservative voter, pundit and politician could have stood up against what conservatism has become
In our schools and culture, if the action is to refuse to teach right from wrong, the reaction will be the creation of a generation of people who behave as they wish.
How they turned a legal consensus on its head through politics.
Teenagers and young adults are the most likely to commit gun violence. And they are too young for background checks to work.
Guns are so revered that many gun owners are obsessed with the fear that their weapons will be seized by the federal government, and they’ll be left alone in the world. In their minds, the feds stay awake at night plotting the mass confiscation of — what’s it up to now? — 400 million firearms, far more than the U.S. population.
Let’s act now, yes, but only after we think.