Trump's speech was called 'dark,' while Clinton let some optimism in.
The outcome of the US presidential election in November may well hinge on how Americans react to the violence in their country.
Certain voting blocs will rally around the idea of electing the first woman president. Others, not so much.
Scholars studied every tweet sent and Facebook post made by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump since before the primaries. Here's what they learned about issues and negativity.
Hillary Clinton's health care plan includes a public option and lowering the age limit for Medicare. Both would be hard to get through Congress.
Party platforms help create parties, not the other way around. A political party expert explains what platforms are, why they matter and for whom.
Hillary Clinton's work lifting up girls and women has a striking parallel to the work of women who shaped President Obama and his presidency.
How far will Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's proposals on student loans benefit their college-going voters?
The Republicans' nominee has opened up a huge lead over Hillary Clinton among white voters – but that may not mean much in the end.
Research shows that even people who consciously reject sexism often subconsciously equate leadership with men.
Lucky Luciano, Al Capone and FDR walk into a Democratic convention...
The senator from Virginia has a reputation for integrity, speaks Spanish and comes from a purple state. Also, control of his Senate seat isn't in play.
A 20-year conservative trend in the Supreme Court is on the line. A constitutional scholar examines why this issue alone will drive herds of voters to the polls in November.
An academic who used to hold top secret security clearance explains how things get classified and why the Clinton email scandal is hard to nail down.
America's higher education has been split into two unequal worlds. Schools serving the bulk of America's underprivileged students lack resources. Making college free will not solve the problem.
Whether it's Hillary Clinton's courting the UFO vote or Donald Trump's lending credibility to various conspiracy theories, the "triumph of reason" seems to have gone by the wayside.
Just who do we think we are? A social psychologist from Cal Poly Pomona explains why our national identity will define the election, and our future.
Leading progressives including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have been very vocal in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here's why they should get on board.
Voters judge political parties as best we can. But the way political narratives are presented – with their heroes and villains, twists and triumphs – rewards archetypes rather than nuanced reality.
The contrast between Trump's no-data approach and Clinton's analytics-heavy campaign offers an opportunity to evaluate the role, and usefulness, of data in political campaigns.