Democracies survive if political norms and traditions are upheld. So the recent actions of GOP legislators in Wisconsin and other states to hamstring incoming Democrats put democracy at risk.
Donald Trump may have executed a hostile takeover of the Republican party, but the GOP has been laying the groundwork for decades.
The GOP's handling of sexual assault allegations against prominent GOP figures has led some to conclude that the party does not respect women. But GOP women are sticking with their party.
Pollsters at the University of Texas in Austin explain why the numbers just don't add up for the Democrat.
Congress is supposed to be a check on presidential power, but party politics has muted Republican criticism of Trump. Restoring balance means making a radical change.
Republicans in Congress today are different than GOP figures who challenged President Nixon during Watergate. GOP leaders now stand in contrast to those who once chose country over loyalty to one man.
McNaughton's works elicit giddy mockery from the left and effusive love from the right. Why do they resonate so strongly?
While it might seem like a longstanding tradition, it's a relatively recent phenomenon in the U.S.
The winner of the special election will only serve for eight months, so what's the big deal?
What’s unique about this shutdown? It happened under a unified government – and that’s bad news for the GOP.
As the GOP prepares to slash spending to pay for tax cuts, lawmakers have been bringing up claims about the poor that don't stand up to scrutiny.
While much has been written about why the GOP's tax plan would exacerbate income inequality, there are two reasons it's even worse than you think.
The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
If Republicans don’t cut taxes on the wealthy when they have control of both houses of Congress and the presidency, what do they live for?
In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP's southern firewall.
Eloquent Obama and bombastic Trump certainly have different speaking styles. But a big data analysis of their speeches also shows a surprising commonality.
As Kansas' secretary of state, Kobach drafted the nation's most restrictive voter ID law.
Mitch McConnell gets a win, and the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare will be debated in the Senate.
Why would McConnell push a vote to repeal Obamacare when he knows it won't pass? It's not as crazy as it sounds.
Yes, American politics is getting uglier. Here's why.