President Trump has been assailed for making money from his Washington hotel that's frequented by those who want to curry favor with him. Turns out, getting rich off politics is an old tradition.
The 2020 US election could set a record for ugliness and division. Two previous elections provide important context for what that division can mean.
The US-China trade war shows no signs of slowing down. Here's what readers need to know.
In Trump's America, there is a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature and scope of the First Amendment.
A sociologist spent over a year interviewing black, white and Latino residents of a declining coal town in central Pennsylvania, plumbing the sources of their political disillusionment.
Extreme, dehumanizing language like the words used by President Trump to describe Baltimore can escalate into destructive outcomes, writes a scholar of hostage negotiation.
The Fed's decision to cut interest rates for the first time since 2008 could lead to economic policies that are even more reckless.
Difficult to pronounce, synecdoche is the form of rhetoric used by President Trump when he told four Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “corrupt” countries they came from.
Climate deniers recently gathered to talk shop at Donald Trump's hotel in Washington DC. There's more to their links with the president than a reservation, though.
Data released under FOIA shows that ICE is encountering more US citizens and more women.
Two social scientists investigate why working-class white men are particularly receptive to President Trump's racist and anti-immigrant messages.
After Imran Khan's visit to the White House, what lies ahead for his relationship with Donald Trump?
While some have seen Mueller's testimony as a disappointment, Democrats may still initiate impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump in the House of Representatives.
'Phatic sharing' reclaims Twitter as a truly social network, rather than simply as a source of breaking news or a place for public debate between politicians, journalists, and activists.
To one scholar of the post-truth era, tuning in to Robert Mueller's testimony Wednesday was to hear a duel over the facts. Not what the facts imply – but what the facts are.
The current political climate influenced by white evangelicals in the United States has emboldened similar religious groups in Canada ahead of our own federal election.
In this case, the appropriate conclusion about the Constitutional Court's finding against the Public Protector is that there's much to be comforted by.
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
We can justify different standards for different Twitter users by turning to the philosophical ideas about public debate.
The Trump administration has once again tried to change immigration law, this time enacting severe limits on the rights of asylum-seekers. An immigration law expert says only Congress can do that.