Congress is supposed to be a check on presidential power, but party politics has muted Republican criticism of Trump. Restoring balance means making a radical change.
A little-noticed court ruling represents the biggest setback for opponents of child porn in decades.
There's no precedent for selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve at a time when there's no market-driven reason for doing that.
A battle over the Second Amendment is exactly the wrong way to think about the government's role in the firearms industry.
Deactivating the tax provision known as the Johnson Amendment could increase the flow of dark money, reducing accountability in campaign finance.
Research on proactive behavior shows it can help people perform better at their jobs. A failure to do so can be even more consequential.
Just like with Cold War-era red-baiting, there's an apparent effort to discredit and undermine critics of the US government.
Compromise is necessary for government to function. But citizens see compromise differently. Democrats like it more than Republicans, who fear of their representatives being compromised.
The Trump administration wants to streamline federal food safety efforts under one roof as part of a sweeping new plan to reorganize government.
If recent history repeats itself, the proposed repository for extremely dangerous nuclear waste will stay dead.
Accounting for grocery prices and the effort eating home-prepared meals requires, the benefits commonly called food stamps fall far short of paying enough for the poor to eat right.
Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy.
The Communications Decency Act was passed in 1996, seven years before the debut of MySpace. It helped online publishing grow – and to escape consequences for the way users might be harmed.
Despite all their anti-tax sentiments, Republicans from Hoover to Trump have embraced this levy on sales at the pump.
Banning relationships is likely to be ineffective and may result in disengagement, secrecy and resentment by employees of the encroachment of employment policies into genuinely private matters.
The long-awaited $1.5 trillion plan fails to address some major obstacles to private investment.
The $1.5 trillion plan he's proposing would do the most for ventures that don't really need the government's help and ignores some major obstacles to private investment.
Today's women's movement can succeed if organizers learn from the past.
No one will be turned away at the emergency room because of the shutdown. But it will take the government longer to respond to public health crises.
The 12 months since Donald Trump unexpectedly took office have proffered constant shocks to the system in which the occupants of the White House remind us they are not playing by the rules.