Barack Obama has always been right that joining the fray requires hope. So it is all the more dispiriting that Americans seem to be fed up with the whole thing.
Republicans have been effective at turning the anger that working-class whites feel about being left behind against liberals, Democrats, and President Obama.
A biography of the Supreme Court justice that offers us a better view of Scalia’s press clips than of Scalia himself.
Despite optimistic hopes for a new “democracy of opinion,” what is more like a new anarchy of opinion has not overcome public skepticism.
China's Xi Jinping insists he will tolerate no concessions to the calls for electoral and governmental reform now being made in mass demonstrations in Hong Kong.
The nation faces problems that are real and pressing. Yet our political system remains stagnant—and that’s unlikely to change even after 2014.
Recent evidence suggests that if we intervene in Syria, we are less likely to end the suffering than to compound it, stretching the killing out over decades.
The United States commences air strikes against ISIS, without a clear sense of what can be achieved and without authorization from Congress.
Karl Rove was on to something when he recently wrote “each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority is still in doubt.”
Although sex can be a volatile distraction, it can also be a positive, joyous, even stabilizing element of a well-integrated life.
The aristocratic credo holds that all of society benefits from a well-fed super-rich. But that is hardly the recent experience.