The Politics of PainIn the debate over banning abortions at 20 weeks, pro-lifers have the upper hand.
It’s Not a Coup, We SwearEgypt’s generals just overthrew their president. Now they’re telling us it’s all about democracy.
Anti-Gay Is YesterdayConservatives say the Supreme Court trampled the people’s will on gay marriage. But the people’s will has changed.
The Boston Bombers’ Awful ParentsThey ignored the warnings, they deny the crime, and they’re slinging false accusations.
The NRA’s Latest Bald-Faced LieAn NRA ad claims 80 percent of police in a poll said background checks will have no effect. That’s a lie.
The Gaying of AmericaOpponents of same-sex marriage struggle to explain why polls have turned against them.
Bent Toward JusticeThe Boy Scouts’ survey on homosexuality is biased toward scrapping its ban on gays.
Did George Zimmerman Get Away With Murder?The media are reporting that a juror says Zimmerman is guilty of murder. That’s not true.
You Are Not Trayvon MartinHis death wasn’t about race, guns, or your pet issue. It was about misjudgment and overreaction—exactly what we’re doing now to the verdict.
The Taming of the SpookA secret history of the NSA surveillance program shows it’s gotten better, not worse.
The Lockbox LieIf our phone records are protected by a “lockbox,” why can the NSA search them without a warrant?
Stop Freaking Out About the NSAThe government’s phone surveillance isn’t Orwellian. It’s limited and supervised.
Drone OnWhy is Obama still blasting militants after he announced new drone rules? Because the rules are a joke.
Please, Listen to RuslanThe bombing suspects’ uncle delivers an extraordinary message about character, shame, and collective responsibility.
Guns Yes, Immigrants NoWhy do Republicans love background checks for immigrants but not for gun buyers?
ThumpersBill O’Reilly is right: Conservatives should stop thumping the Bible to justify their views on gay marriage—or anything else.
Rob Portman’s Empathy ProblemLefty bloggers call him obtuse for endorsing gay marriage only after his son came out. They should look in the mirror.
Holy Father Knows BestCatholics who eulogized Pope John Paul II for serving to the bitter end now praise Pope Benedict for quitting. Make up your minds.