What should America's role in the world be? A lot of people have an answer, but few of them agree.
Eloquent Obama and bombastic Trump certainly have different speaking styles. But a big data analysis of their speeches also shows a surprising commonality.
Yes, American politics is getting uglier. Here's why.
Liberals who are counting down the days until Election Day 2020 may need to revise their math. Getting rid of a sitting president isn't easy to do.
U.S. democracy assistance is not perfect. But drastic cuts to that slice of the federal budget would sever a lifeline to pro-democracy activists around the world.
Our morals compel us toward helping our team win. This can turn even otherwise innocuous decisions into 'us vs. them.'
Three scholars grade Trump's first address to Congress. How did he do on Obamacare? What would his 'merit-based' immigration proposal mean? And can he play nice with others
Here are five political leaders from around the world who are emerging as significant talents and possible contenders for influence in 2017 and beyond.
Could Trump bring a new, unifying approach to negotiating to Washington? His outsider status may present an opportunity to mend fences, says an expert in governance.
Kim Beazley's time as Australia's ambassador to the United States came to an end earlier this year, but he is riveted by next week's presidential election.
If the US government is still split between the parties after November 8, the era of terminal gridlock will continue.
While it's unprecedented to call an election 'rigged' before voting has even taken place, there is a history of candidates crying foul after suspicious results.
At a time when politics is showing its most divisive side, a scholar argues that embracing humility could help us deal with hidden biases.
As deadlines loom large for Congress, is there any hope for avoiding gridlock? A political scientist examines one common, informal way members build relationships across the aisle.
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.
Claiming you were cheated or betrayed is not the best way to deal with political defeat.
Lucky Luciano, Al Capone and FDR walk into a Democratic convention...
Republicans and Democrats alike claim their conventions provide a big economic boost to their host cities. What's the evidence say?
For a while, Bernie Sanders looked he really could be David to Hillary Clinton's Goliath. He lost, but his legacy will live on.
With the primaries essentially over, Sanders can be one of three people: Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy or Jesse Jackson.