The Great Debate

What did the Supreme Court actually say about gay marriage?

By Lena Masri
June 26, 2015

The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the same right to marry as heterosexual couples. With the landmark ruling, gay marriage will be legal in all 50 states.

Even Christian Evangelicals are warming to gay marriage

By Matthew Vines
June 26, 2015
Casey Kend of New York and a supporter of gay marriage holds a sign in front of the Supreme Court in Washington

Casey Kend, a supporter of gay marriage, holds a sign in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Justice Scalia is the Supreme Court’s real loser in Obamacare ruling

By William Yeomans
June 26, 2015
Justice Scalia testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia testifies before a House Judiciary Sucommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Seeking a sacred space of their own, African-Americans often found pain

By James T. Campbell
June 26, 2015
Members of the public line along the street as a hearse carrying Reverend Clementa Pinckney arrives at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for a public viewing in Charleston

Crowds watch as a hearse with the body of Reverend Clementa Pinckney arrives at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for a public viewing in Charleston, South Carolina, June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Deprived of ‘checkbook diplomacy’ in Yemen and Syria, Saudi Arabia flounders

By David Hartwell
June 26, 2015
Houthi militant sits amidst debris from the Yemeni Football Association building, which was damaged in a Saudi-led air strike, in Sanaa

A Houthi militant sits amidst debris from the Yemeni Football Association building, which was damaged in a Saudi-led air strike, in Sanaa May 31, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

There’s no such thing as a lone wolf in cyberspace

By Gabriel Weimann
June 25, 2015
Handout photo of suspects in Boston Marathon shooting

FBI handout photo of Dzhokhar (L) and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the lone-wolf terrorists behind the Boston Marathan bombing, April 18, 2013. REUTERS/FBI/Handout

Obama looks abroad to secure his legacy

June 25, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with the leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries in Beijing

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) meets with the leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries in Beijing November 10, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A son of the South shuns the flag

By Edward Ball
June 24, 2015
Confederate battle flag flies at the grave of Lewis Frederick Sweat, a soldier in the Confederate States Army in the U.S. Civil War, in Boone Hill Cemetery in Summerville

A Confederate battle flag at the grave of Lewis Frederick Sweat, a soldier in the Confederate States Army, in Boone Hill Cemetery in Summerville, South Carolina, June 22, 2015, REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Rob Cox: Don’t underestimate Exor’s John Elkann

June 23, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Why it’s now time to take down a symbol of white supremacy

By Peniel E. Joseph
June 23, 2015
A Confederate flag flies outside the South Carolina State House in Columbia

A Confederate flag flies on South Carolina Statehouse grounds in Columbia, South Carolina, January 17, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane