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Ronald Dworkin

How did an essential figure in the modern revival of liberal political philosophy end up pondering issues of theology?

Woody Allen

For a lot of commentators on all sides, the stakes far exceed the truth of Dylan Farrow’s accusation itself.

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Conservative religious thinkers and their intellectual crusades.

A biography by Gabriel Sherman clarifies the Fox impresario’s role in his network’s deceptions.

NSA headquarters

A document leaked by Edward Snowden, along with interviews with lawyers representing terrorism suspects, reveal a disturbing loophole in this once-sacred legal principle. 

Bank of America

The Obama administration’s inclination to rely on the private sector to solve major societal problems can lead to dysfunction, if not chaos.

LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?


Enrique Morones was a Vice President of the San Diego Padres baseball team. Now he wants to move the 2011 All-Star Game. I don't recommend betting against him.

August 23, 2010

On Responses to "I'm Not in Love..." and the Murdoch/Fox phenomenon.

August 20, 2010

It's not about the $6 hot dogs, the $9 beers or the tickets you have to get a loan for. It's about insane amount of tax dollars and corporate welfare that goes into American sports.

August 19, 2010

The Democrats' timid rejoinder to the GOP's summer of demagoguery reveals how afraid they are of debating our defining values.

August 19, 2010

Some musical selections, and on News Corp.'s donation to the Republicans.

August 19, 2010

How did Rod Blagojevich get off found guilty on only one count? Because the line between criminal corruption and corruption-as-usual is far too blurry, says Christopher Hayes.

August 18, 2010

Our country has a pattern of losing its mind over issues that later turn out to be insignificant.

August 17, 2010

At the urgings of a student pro-life group, UNC now gives students the choice to exclude abortion coverage from their student health insurance plans.

August 17, 2010

The Diamondbacks came to DC amidst rain, risk-takers, racists and rancor. It couldn't have been more terrific.

August 16, 2010

The struggle over Google's deal with Verizon is about a lot more than technology and business. It's a vital debate about the future of the democratic discourse.

August 16, 2010