The Planned Parenthood Hearings Aren’t About Those Videos
They are group therapy sessions for pro-lifers.
The Real Reason for the Chaos in the HouseIt’s not just rebellious GOP lawmakers. It’s what empowers those lawmakers to buck the party leadership.
What Happened at Slate This Week?What the magazine taught me about Joe Biden, the banality of good, and fake sounds in action flicks.
“It’s Worse Than Prison”Reginald Artis served 27 years behind bars. But just because her sentence was up didn’t mean she got to go free.
Supreme Court Dispatches
The Justices Are Irked With One Another Over the Death PenaltyTwo cases from Kansas bring out their irritation.
View From Chicago
The Supreme Court’s Loss of PrestigeFor the first time in a long time, more people disapprove than approve of its performance.
Nancy Pelosi Should Decide the Next SpeakerDemocrats and Republicans need to make a deal to put Kevin McCarthy in charge.
New Bernie Sanders Polls Show He Could WinHe might actually stand a chance in a general election.
Pope Francis’ Message Isn’t Echoed at Red MassA reminder that the only faith that should matter at the Supreme Court is faith in the Constitution.
How Mass Shooters Get Their GunsHere are the origins of every gun used in the high-profile massacres of Obama’s presidency.
Who Will Replace John Boehner, Now?Assessing the GOP’s sad-sack crop of potential candidates.
Is Trump Going to Run Out of Money?He will need to start spending serious cash to keep his campaign going. He might not have it.
Jerry Brown’s Humble, Humane DecisionAll lawmakers should follow his example, especially when thinking about life and death.
Both Rubio and Jeb Are Running for Another Bush TermThey are George W. Bush Republicans in every conventional sense.
Were the Oregon Shooting Victims Christian Martyrs?It’s too early to say, but we’ve used the label for mass shooting victims in the past and it ended up being a mistake.
Charlotte Was DifferentAn all-too-familiar story—an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer—with an unfamiliar ending.
Roads & Kingdoms
Kings Cross Punch OutSydney’s most debauched neighborhood is the epicenter of an Australia-wide problem of unprovoked violence.