Obama sounds the notes of racial justice at key moments, while asserting unprecedented power to implement policies that are destructive, discriminatory—and embodied by the NYPD commissioner.
New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says Anthony Weiner’s sexual behavior inspires disgust. In another era, hers would have too.
South Africans of all races have reason to celebrate the life of the country’s first post-apartheid president.
It's not just the government and corporations who are tracking your cell and computer use: politicians on the campaign trail are some of the biggest data snoopers around.
Fifty years ago, Kennedy made a historic speech that brought America and the Soviet Union back from the brink.
There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.
Until the president defines what “associated forces” are, the current formulation leaves open the possibility of unlimited, unending use of military force anywhere in the world.
After two decades of Republican rule, will New York finally elect a progressive to City Hall?
Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.
Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.