Business and monetary interests may succeed where civil liberties arguments failed, bringing an end to the U.S.'s marijuana prohibition. And not a moment too soon.
In Afghanistan in 2007, an immigrant and fellow U.S. soldier who I was helping obtain his U.S. citizenship mentioned to me that his wife was having trouble getting their child to the doctor. They were married right before we deployed, and she hadn't obtained the dependent military identifica…
A great revolution was required to bring Abraham Lincoln out of the political wilderness. But little noticed has been a decisive event in his life that gave him the cause that carried him to the presidency.
Thanks to the inadvertent collaboration of Bush, Obama and Trump, we are in for a messy, dangerous period in global affairs.
On Nov. 9, Americans awakened to a startling reality: In the absence of broad, enduring citizen engagement, the door is left open for darkness to creep in and gain a foothold in our democracy.
What lies should make you lose your citizenship?
The big problem with the Republicans' new health plan isn't the secrecy with which it was written. The problem is that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his lieutenants are just plum scared.
Arab consumers of news and commentary were upset last week to find out that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt are demanding the closure of Al Jazeera and its affiliate stations.
No one seems to like the Senate health-care bill. Liberal wonks detest it. At least four Republican Senators claim they aren’t prepared to support it, while other colleagues grumble about it. The White House, whose chief executive promised he wouldn’t cut Medicaid, as this bill does, is balking.
Foreign intelligence agencies are constantly trying to determine what vulnerabilities the president of the United States may have. And he's giving them a lot to work with.
Mohamed Fahmy is the last person one would expect to make the case against al-Jazeera.
Anyone with human feelings is outraged by North Korea's murder of Otto Warmbier.
Airlines don't just defy gravity; they also defy business norms. From the way they treat customers to the way ticket prices are determined to the blistering pace of change, the industry is shrouded in misunderstandings.
The special counsel's investigation of the White House has come more sharply into focus.
The culture war is alive and well - even where you might not expect it. That's one of the most overlooked lessons of Tuesday's special election in Georgia. While a lot was made of the absurd amounts of money spent on the race, the question of Donald Trump's effect downballot, or which voters…
Had the gunman been successful in killing members of Congress, we would have had an immense crisis of governance for our constitutional system.
If you need to walk through the world in a state of stupefaction, you don't belong in a democracy. The ballot should belong to people who pay attention.
The past few years have been difficult to navigate for anyone who values sincerity and straightforwardness.
In the tear-stained hours after the baseball field shootings, House Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy sounded the right note as he said in his opening prayer, "We are blessed by a free and open society. ... But once again, we are reminded there is a vulnerability that comes with that openness."
The more energy we spend litigating obstruction of justice, the more the president will avoid accountability for behavior that is politically, if not legally, indefensible.
A lot of the things we think we know about fathers turns out to be wrong.
Fulfilling a lifelong wish, my wife and I walked Omaha Beach this past week, as well as Utah Beach, the Pegasus Bridge and many other places familiar to anyone who has read a book or watched a movie devoted to D-Day and the weeks that followed 73 years ago.
One big problem with empirical economics is that some disputes never get resolved.
When House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others were shot during baseball practice at a park in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday morning, it was the third incident of violence involving legislators in recent weeks, and by far the most extreme.
Are we so far gone as a country that nothing but death and near-death can stir within us a sense that we and those who disagree with us are equally worthy of respect?
Long before a Pennsylvania jury began deliberating Bill Cosby's fate in a sexual assault case, a large swath of the black community had already found him guilty of forgetting where he came from.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., asserted last week that if the president were a Democrat, the House wouldn’t be pursing impeachment. He must know that’s not true.
If President Donald Trump took the drastic step of trying to remove special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, would congressional Republicans step up and act to constrain him?
Donald Trump closed out last week by rumbling back into his battle against James Comey, who was FBI director until POTUS fired him. In the morning, he celebrated Comey's Senate testimony as a " complete vindication" on Twitter. In the afternoon, Trump flat out called him a liar -- in the Ros…
President Donald Trump's losing streak on his travel ban continues.
If a president is doing a rotten job, it's the duty of the press to report how and why he's doing a rotten job.
If managers in the national security industry think they can count on patriotism to dissuade potential young leakers, they are mistaken.
Michael Flynn connects the collusion case to the obstruction case. Figure out what Flynn was saying to whom and why and we may nail down precisely why Trump was leaning on Comey.
Theresa May had a plan: Steal the policies of Britain's "far right" - the U.K. Independence Party - and then steal their voters, too.
Even with grim reports from the United Nations' relief agencies and images of starving children in Africa, there is widespread confusion about what famine is and what we can do to help.
U.S.-based social media giants may soon face a new attack in Europe: There's a perception among activists and officials that the basis of their business model -- targeted advertising -- can be a threat to democracy.
The Comey hearing was an episode in a show that isn't going to be canceled for a good long while.
Matthew Gabriele is a professor Medieval Studies in the Department of Religion & Culture at Virginia Tech and has published widely on religion and violence in the Middle Ages. He wrote this for The Washington Post.
Russia really isn't the biggest problem for Trump; it is the replete evidence of obstruction that should keep him and his followers on edge.