There's no precedent for selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve at a time when there's no market-driven reason for doing that.
Aristotle coined the term "enthymeme" to refer to arguments, words and ideas that are broadly accepted among the people of a nation. So what happens when enthymemes start to disappear?
Is the pen that signs the peace treaty more powerful than the sword in the realm of public opinion?
In a series of short audio clips, four academics talk about the key figures involved in making the Good Friday Agreement of April 1998 possible.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland, this episode of the podcast looks at its history, its legacy and the impact of Brexit on its future.
Public apologies are a type of performance before a larger audience, and they are to be understood in terms that are different from a private apology.
The state-produced stories, which include tales about apartment lotteries, theme parks and the Clintons, might seem absurd. But they offer a window into the regime's priorities and anxieties.
While sexual harassment is still all too common, at least we’re having more open conversations about it, and victims are speaking up on their own terms.
The foundation initially seemed well-suited for cleaning up Bill Clinton's legacy after the Monica Lewinsky scandal's ugliness. That's no longer true.
Bill Clinton and Donald Trump share an awkward anniversary.
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
A scholar who has interviewed hundreds of Christians across the country explains how he sees religious beliefs and values intertwining with pragmatic concerns.
First They Killed My Father works hard to achieve authenticity in a genre that is as old as cinema itself.
It's been 16 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Understanding what propelled al-Qaida's attacks could help guard against further violence.
What is a grand jury, who serves on it and what is it used for? A criminal law expert tells you everything you need to know.
If Trump is lying to his own lawyers about Russia, he is risking Bill Clinton's fate.
While current congressional leaders are digging in their heels along party lines, it might be good to take a step back and consider how two Senate leaders in the 1980s reached across the aisle.
The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?
Reagan, Clinton, Obama and Trump would all pull from the Kennedy playbook, from mastering the media to exuding masculine vitality.
South African economist is one of leading voices questioning the way we relate everything to a single statistic.