Though an intelligence agency operates largely in secret, its credibility depends on respect for the law and clear accountability.
The president has reason to be frustrated that one sentence ripped out of context can paint a picture of a directionless approach to the world.
Does the threat of ISIS justify expanding military involvement in Iraq? Obama faces a decision he set out to avoid.
We are confronted with a conservative judiciary using any argument it can to win ideological victories that elude their side in the elected branches of government.
In his short and perplexing concurrence on Hobby Lobby, Justice Kennedy offered a path to resolving the dispute over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.
It’s unfortunate that the Obama administration’s initial, parsimonious exemption for religious groups helped ignite the firestorm that led to Hobby Lobby.
Cheney's Obama polemic would be outrageous even if our former vice president’s record on Iraq was one of absolute clairvoyance. But he was wrong in almost every way.
Robert Kagan endeavors to beguile while constructing a version of “truth” that ignores inconvenient facts. There’s a name for this technique: It’s called propaganda.
We are now beginning to see the consequences of Red State hostility to health-care reform, and they are devastating for the poor.
Gates saw himself as a manager working to get things done. But managerial skills used in the service of getting the wrong things done is of little help to anybody.
The National Climate Assessment report makes clear that the emission of carbon is causing climate change; this is not a hypothesis, but a scientific fact.