Very little of what Barack Obama promised to achieve in foreign affairs has come to pass.
Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater racial harmony and reduced gun violence at home and a more stable and peaceful international order.
Baking offers some interesting insights into the state of the modern world.
Feminism informs Hillary Clinton’s personal story and influences her policies, but only to a degree.
Hillary Clinton’s political success has been partially due to a willingness to conform to certain journalistic expectations about gender.
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Both Trump and Clinton's reference to children in their campaigns could be cause for concern.
Can we generalize about leadership style based on gender?
Studies can't predict an individual's behavior. But meta-analyses of social science research turn up differences in men's versus women's leadership styles, on average.
Republican candidate Donald Trump has promised to ‘cancel’ or ‘renegotiate’ the Paris Agreement.
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US involvement in the Paris Agreement depends on the president – so what happens when the president changes?
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Sunrise, Florida.
Achieving greater freedom and equality for all identity groups is African democrats' primary goal. By contrast, American democrats have traditionally been preoccupied with individual rights.
The Clintons have assembled a globally influential humanitarian behemoth. But is it just a colossal liability?
Protesters wearing masks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump march in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
From Alfonso the Wise's bawdy songs of slander to Ronald Reagan's sunny smile, politics and humor have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. But no one seems to be laughing anymore.
One person’s ethics is another person’s self-indulgence.
A moral philosopher considers whether you should vote out of fear.
Clinton and Trump.
The major presidential candidates each gave an economic address this week. Get behind the problems they identified and the promises they made with this roundup of key coverage from our archive.
Here they come.
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American presidents of all stripes have long prided themselves on promoting democracy abroad – but in the 21st century, security comes first.
A polarized nation.
Income inequality and political polarization have both surged in recent decades and are the worst they've ever been. Is one causing the other?
There is a large Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The Trump campaign is adding groups of untapped, swing state voters to its Trump playbook. A political scientist examines whether the Amish vote in states like Pennsylvania and Ohio can be swung.
A Sanders supporter plays the blame game.
Claiming you were cheated or betrayed is not the best way to deal with political defeat.
Republican nominee Donald Trump isn’t in favour of the TPP.
If the United States doesn't ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership, China will be more likely to succeed with its own trade agreement.
Who is being left out?
Pell Grants, the federal aid program for low-income students, are down to covering only 30 percent of tuition, from 80 percent in the 1970s.
Is everything on the up-and-up here?
With the DNC email leak and Trump calling on Russia to hack Clinton's emails, concern about foreign meddling in the 2016 presidential election process is rising. Is e-voting the next cyber battleground?
Let the woman talk.
When a woman takes power and dares to raise her voice, the response is all too telling.
A throwback to the Clinton White House?
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Hillary Clinton's candidacy has revived an old controversy in a new way: presidential third terms. It is, as one historian explains, a controversy as old as the nation itself.