The Spectrum of SufferingWhy Europe is unable to handle its refugee crisis.
The Strangest Campaign PledgeWhy it makes sense to support a candidate who vows to straighten out democracy and then quit.
A Fractious MajorityThe Supreme Court’s conservatives increasingly disagree with one another.
Mutual Funds’ Dark SideWhy airlines and other industries keep prices too high.
Should Charity Be Logical?Donating to Little League does not make you a moral monster.
Faithfully ExecutedObama’s new immigration program is perfectly legal and should not be blocked.
Why Do Judges and Politicians Flip-Flop?To investigate, Cass Sunstein and I conducted a series of surveys.
The Year of the DictatorDemocracy is stagnating around the world.
Prosecuting Dictators Is FutileRevolutionaries should recognize that some people really are above the law.
A Moral MarketAltruism exchanges could ease the desperate shortage of kidneys for transplant.
Obama Can Bomb Pretty Much Anything He Wants ToThe real constraint on a president’s war-making powers is political, not legal.
Treaty-ishObama’s proposed climate change agreement would be good for the planet and perfectly legal.
The Government Needs to Be Able to Bail Out Banks Sometimes
Rappers v. ScotusWho uses a bigger vocabulary, Jay Z or Scalia?
We All Have the Right to Be ForgottenEurope is ahead of the United States in repairing the damage to privacy the Internet—and especially Google—has wrought.
Trump Is the Only Candidate Talking About a Taboo SubjectCould immigrants really change American cultural and political values?
It’s Not Donating. It’s Selling.Fertility clinics’ feeble justifications for fixing the price of human eggs.
Citizenship for SaleThe “immigrant investor” program is unfair, ineffective, and way too cheap.
A Terrible ShameEnforcing moral norms without the law is no way to create a virtuous society.
Exchanges No One Can Use?We rely on courts to interpret laws impartially. When it comes to Obamacare, they don’t always oblige.
Universities Are Right—and Within Their Rights—to Crack Down on Speech and BehaviorStudents today are more like children than adults and need protection.
Why Uber Will—and Should—Be RegulatedToday’s rebel is turning into tomorrow’s tyrant.
Why Obama Won’t Prosecute TorturersThey clearly violated the law.
Legacy TimeWhat Obama can accomplish in two years without any cooperation from Congress.
Eric Holder’s LegacyHe wanted it to be about civil rights. Much to his chagrin, it will be.
Let Scotland Go FreeIndependence isn’t crazy, irresponsible, or childish.
Yes, Obama Can Stop Millions of DeportationsThat shift in immigration policy is well within the limits of presidential power.
Boehner’s Lawsuit Against Obama Is a LoserBecause of the American conception of presidential power.
China Can Sink All the Boats in the South China SeaInternational law won’t stop big countries from bullying littler ones.
The U.S. Constitution Is Impossible to AmendBlame the founders—other countries routinely update their constitutions, but ours may as well be written in stone.