Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House, just announced his retirement, and the race to replace him started before his announcement. What is the speaker's role? How has it changed over history?
Not a day passes without fresh speculation about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump, but history indicates that – barring a dramatic turn of events – he is likely to serve out his first term.
The winner of the special election will only serve for eight months, so what's the big deal?
Current trends suggest that evangelicalism is out of step with younger Americans. But, a scholar says, evangelicalism has been here before.
The 12 months since Donald Trump unexpectedly took office have proffered constant shocks to the system in which the occupants of the White House remind us they are not playing by the rules.
Donald Trump's base appears to remain loyal to him, even though he has so far failed to deliver on any of their key concerns.
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.
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.
Falwell Sr. was a pastor who founded the Moral Majority, a conservative Christian political lobbying group. He changed the way American Christians think about their faith and politics.
Laws that limit presidential power won't enforce themselves – Congress must act.
The race pitted a singing cowboy against a millionaire software entrepreneur – and it got ugly at the end.
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.
Despite promises to rural working class, a philosopher argues, the Republican Party is still under the influence of the elitism of novelist Ayn Rand.
The religious right's leaders are old men, and the generation coming up behind them is something quite different.
Our morals compel us toward helping our team win. This can turn even otherwise innocuous decisions into 'us vs. them.'