When you take away guns and shootings, you have more time to explore grief, guilt, and the psychological complexity of crime.
Don’t let him answer another call.
A system designed to respond to emergencies can never completely pause, even during a global pandemic.
Seven months into the pandemic, courts around the country are beginning to restart their criminal dockets. But the practical obstacles are staggering.
Blowing off tax obligations and public-health dictates makes the president an all too typical member of a self-indulgent global elite.
The battle over the island may be a Cold War relic, but it will shape the future.
The president preferred Jesus’s teachings to his supernatural acts—and edited his copy of the New Testament accordingly.
The American poet, who was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, examines our compulsion to tell the same stories, again and again.
Typically, presidential campaigns are all about noise and change, but Eisenhower instinctively understood how deeply Americans wanted to calm down and get back to normal.
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In a series of tweets, Senator Mike Lee laid the groundwork to contest the results or block an elected majority from governing.
Experts were already divided on the right way to deploy new coronavirus tests. Then the White House barged ahead.
The metaphors that Trump and others use when talking about COVID-19 are making the pandemic worse.
Having one document that sets up a government does not result in better democratic outcomes than having a mix of statutes, norms, and precedents.
He boiled strings, cut vibrato bars in half, put the head of one guitar on the body of another—and created a sound that changed rock forever.
Trump claims his illness has led him to a coronavirus “cure.” Antibody therapy is still far from that.
A Swiss Guard ceremony in the Vatican, wife carrying in Hungary, a bear rescue in California, wildfires in Paraguay, pet blessings in the Philippines, and much more
Donald Trump has steadily turned masks into symbols—not of government overreach, but of governmental impunity.
A whirlwind of uncertainty landed on us this year, and it’s stirring up extremism.