Eroding civility is not just an American phenomenon; it's global. But it's time for a return to civility as we reflect on how we will be judged and remembered when the dust of history settles upon us.
Kofi Annan and John McCain's positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
John McCain did something during the 2008 U.S. presidential election that would seem very out of place today: he made himself vulnerable by speaking up about the character of opponent Barack Obama.
The late Sen. John McCain was an early – and lonely – Republican supporter of action to fight climate change. His challenge was to regulate sources of energy that underlie much of our economy.
Prisoners of war experience trauma, torture, humiliation and profound loneliness. A trauma psychologist explains how the effects can be lasting – and that Americans' gratitude should also be.
John McCain was known as a tough fighter and patriot, refusing to yield to his captors' torture while he was imprisoned as a POW. In the end, cancer claimed him. Researchers say progress is coming.
A giant of the US political scene, John McCain had friends and enemies on all sides.
Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday, ended his career with growing repudiation by his party and the public for positions, from national defense to bipartisanship, that he had long embodied.
The Senate tax bill cuts taxes for many of the nation's richest and cuts programs for social safety nets. Here's how the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid are all affected.
Micro-targeted online advertising has destroyed how Americans share experiences and a common knowledge base. The fix for this societal and political problem is as simple now as it was in 1840.
Donald Trump seems to have a passion for cruelty, often publicly celebrating his investment in violence as a source of pleasure. Those tendencies represent symptoms of a broader American sickness.
A Senate vote in July seemed to signal the end of efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act. With a Sept. 30 deadline looming, though, a new bill has real possibilities. Here's why that could be bad.
With Obamacare in peril and no health care plan in sight, it's logical to ask whether states could design their own single-payer health insurance plans. Efforts in California show why it's unlikely.
Whether it be African-Americans, Catholics or transgender people, the armed forces have played a vital role in shaping US social policy toward the country's minorities.
After the Senate nixed a repeal of Obamacare, Pres. Trump turned to Twitter, vowing to let the law die. But he's actually doing much more. Here's how he's taking an active part in destroying the law.
A diagnosis of glioblastoma did not keep John McCain from the Capitol to cast a crucial vote that could end Obamacare. His actions are a reminder that stats are one thing but human beings, another.
Russian interference in the U.S. election is part of a bigger pattern, according to a former ambassador from Montenegro to NATO.
Although congressional Democrats have been vocal in opposing most of Donald Trump’s executive orders, they appear to have little support from Republicans to enact the legislation needed change them.
Dirty tricks are a big part of the south's first presidential primary.
The single most consistent attribute of American voters is their dislike and distrust of politicians. Trump is playing on this sentiment.