Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League
The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies
July 21, 2014

The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies.

The White House Is Publishing a Map of Schools That Mishandle Sexual Assault
April 29, 2014

The White House has unprecedented guidelines for schools on sexual assault. 

Syria Offline
These charts should give pause to any dictator considering an Internet blackout
October 10, 2013

The Syrian city of Aleppo briefly regained access to the Internet yesterday, ending an information blackout that lasted well over a month.

Swarthmore v. Student in a Battle over Rape
August 29, 2013

Last spring, Swarthmore joined the growing list of prestigious colleges induced to rewrite their sexual misconduct policies after students told the federal government the schools belittled their reports of assault.

A Poet Confronts Cancer
March 29, 2013

Christian Wiman’s memoir interrogates not only religious belief, but one of its most common surrogates, literature.

We're Still Paying the Price for the Borking of Robert Bork
December 19, 2012

Yes, Bork was a conservative judge. But his confirmation defeat remains a shame to this day.

Meet John Lott, the Man Who Wants to Arm America's Teachers
December 19, 2012

He claims to be a rigorous academic. He's not.

How Many Constitutions Can Liberals Have?
October 19, 2012

The strange theory of twelve constitutions in one.

This Is Your Brain on Ryancare: Another Reason Paul Ryan’s Health Plan Would Hurt the Elderly
August 17, 2012

One more reason to oppose Paul Ryan's voucherized Medicare program: Most elderly aren't able to make good consumer decisions.

William Raspberry, Radical
July 17, 2012

The Washington Post columnist William Raspberry, who died today at 76, is remembered as being relentlessly moderate, but Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell didn’t view him that way. In his famous “Powell memorandum,” a 1971 memo Powell wrote, shortly before his 1971 Court appointment, to a friend working at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Powell urged American business to unite in political opposition to what Powell perceived as the growing influence of “Communists, New Leftists, and other revolutionaries” on mainstream political discourse.