A Policy Against Gay Marriage Is One Thing. But a Policy Against Gay Expression Goes Too Far.
John Kerry Is an Infuriating Hair-Splitter. He Might Be Just the Right Guy to Deal With Ukraine.
To Kill a Religious Freedom Bill, Don’t Warn People About Christians. Warn Them About Muslims.
A Nation of Snake HandlersHow many people must die before the U.S. gives up this insane practice?
The Pot QuestionDrug-bashing politicians who refuse to say whether they’ve smoked marijuana aren’t modeling sobriety. They’re modeling deceit.
Michael Sam Defied a Family History of Crime and Death. What He Couldn’t Change Was His Homosexuality.
Can You Accept Gay Marriage While Discriminating Against Cohabitation? These Republicans Say Yes.
The Impotence of CreationismIt’s complete nonsense. But as a compartmentalized fantasy, it’s harmless.
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Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS
But the next president might.
JurisprudenceThe Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices
Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.
The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything
It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.
The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.
How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?
Here are the facts.
The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender
What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?
Scalia’s Liberal Streak The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
The Other Huxtable Effect Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.