The current government shutdown is now the longest in American history, affecting about 800,000 federal employees.
The initial aim of the 1937 Foreign Agents Registration Act was long forgotten: the prosecution of Nazis for interfering with American democracy. But that law is startlingly relevant to the US now.
In the #MeToo era and with more women entering Congress, activists are hopeful another state could ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. But is it too late?
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.
A populist movement that threatened to topple a French government more than 60 years ago has important lessons for today’s protests and why they represent a reckoning.
American military personnel must pass a fitness for duty exam before they serve. Nuclear weapons handlers undergo a rigorous screening process. Shouldn't the president also undergo such exams?
As House Democrats prepare their agenda for the next two years, dealing with America's massive fiscal gap should be at the top of their list.
While a divided Congress will likely mean gridlock, there are two economic policies likely to see significant change: trade and infrastructure.
Westminster holds its power tight, but that could be bad news for cities and regions.
A scholar who has worked with asylum-seekers for a decade explains why the legal path to safety is challenging for the migrants currently traveling through Mexico.
Bitcoin and other digital currencies have been running wild in recent years, soaring and then plunging in value. A few stories from The Conversation's archive offer a glimpse into their world.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'
Public trust in government is sliding and there's a perception that a small elite is reaping the benefits of political influence. This points to the need for a federal anti-corruption body.
Venezuela recently devalued its bolivar by 95 percent to tame rabid hyperinflation that has been sending prices on everyday goods through the roof. If history is a guide, it won't work.
It's been a rough ride lately, but maybe, just maybe, the PM could now navigate her way to Brexit success.
Location counts when it comes to sustainable development.
The dangers of AI solutionism need to be addressed.
Two experts argue for and against government intervention when it comes to fixing low wage growth.
The ban on Queensland Members of Parliament using encrypted messaging apps for government business should be accompanied by a willingness to strengthen official accountability across the board.
Inclusionary planning schemes can reduce land costs and ensure that affordable homes are well located near jobs and services.