Food might seem like an easy way to appeal to the masses. But when politicians wade into local food customs, they do so at their own risk.
As the Trump impeachment trial plays out in the Senate, the 100 lawmakers there are required by law to abide by a special oath.
Some of the major events in US-Iran relations highlight the differences between the nations' views, but others presented real opportunities for reconciliation.
Michael McCain has been criticized for maligning Donald Trump on the Maple Leaf Foods corporate Twitter account over Flight PS752. But strong leaders don't shy away from taking a stand.
From anti-war demonstrations to the latest women's march, 2020 is already shaping up to be a big year for protests in the US. Journalists will pick which messages get heard.
At least six states have permitted the study of the Bible in classrooms, which could reignite a 19th-century debate that split US Protestants into liberal and conservative camps.
If upheld, a federal court ruling would solidify birthright citizenship as the law of the land, and overturn more than a century of federal refusal to grant American Samoans citizenship status.
The question facing justices isn't whether the president had the authority to rescind DACA. Rather, it is: Was he honest in his reasons why?
When the loss of this heritage is used as a weapon of war, it represents a loss for the country affected as well as for humanity. It targets the memories, history and identity of a people.
In recent decades, most nations have agreed on certain norms to ensure peace, including an end to assassinations. Trump's move to kill an Iranian general upends this carefully balanced system.
The destruction of a country's historical and cultural heritage sites is a distressing byproduct of conflict, but there are now strategies in place to prevent it happening.
There are many legitimate ways to critique Donald Trump, but demonizing his voters as cult followers doesn’t help us understand why they are attracted to him and how their world view has developed.
Trump recently warned Iran that the US could target its cultural sites. Many of Iran's cultural sites carry deep religious meaning for a global Shii community and such a threat risks alienating them.
Even when countries have broken ties with each other, they can communicate – as the US and Iran did just a few days ago.
Although neither side apparently wants conflict, tensions remain over the presence of US troops in Iraq and Iran's decision to walk away from part of the 2015 nuclear deal.
President Trump's speech about Iran wasn't just aimed at that country or the US. He also targeted NATO allies, urging members of the alliance to step up and help US efforts in the Middle East.
Iran's missile strikes on Iraqi bases in response to the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani have raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. But war seems unlikely at this point.
An expert on Watergate says that today's House Republicans have taken precisely the opposite position than the GOP took in 1974 on the president's power to withhold documents from Congress.
Tehran is making threats but its options are somewhat limited.
Predictions about how a woman presidential candidate might fare in 2020 are largely speculation, writes a political scientist, because there isn't enough experience to base those predictions on.