Access to the ballot has been increased and diminished according to whoever manages to win power to write the rules. Just look at North Dakota.
The now-confirmed supreme court judge repeatedly lost his cool during his recent appearance in the senate. Is that what we need from lawmakers?
The longstanding, historical notion of the judge as an independent, non-partisan interpreter of the law may never truly recover.
From Thomas Jefferson to Donald Trump, the idea of the little guy ignored by politicians has loomed large in American political rhetoric.
Forged documents were used by the US government 100 years ago to justify hostile actions against Russia. All but one US newspaper accepted the government's propaganda. The lessons for today are stark.
A psychologist explains what can happen to individuals and societies that lose their grip on the truth.
Quietly fighting from within is just one way for staffers to rein in an out-of-control leader.
Bob Woodward's supposedly explosive findings about Trump are not what we need.
Nike has provoked a conservative backlash by using NFL player Colin Kaepernick in its latest campaign. But the move should be applauded.
How politicians have won over voters through the art of the comeback throughout history.
Speaking with: journalist David Neiwert on the rise of the alt-right in Trump’s America.
With the election of Trump, these once marginalised groups now have a figurehead who promotes their conspiracy theories to the world.
A giant of the US political scene, John McCain had friends and enemies on all sides.
The world is up in arms about many politicians' increasing rudeness. Are we right to be so perturbed?
Russian hackers are coupling old propaganda strategies with new technologies to attack and exploit not just computers and stored data, but how people think.
Cybersecurity experts in the US knew about Russian intelligence agencies' activities, but may not have had any idea how comprehensive and integrated they were – until now.
Trump's former campaign manager is on trial for tax charges but his travails could cause problems for the White House.
US intelligence assessments have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to some degree. Trump prefers the Russian version of events.
After a week spent trampling the international order, Trump capped his performance by giving Vladimir Putin the benefit of the doubt.
In an era of fast news, The Simpsons' slow satire continues to reveal new truths about America.
In 1987, Anthony Kennedy was nominated to end a titanic Supreme Court fight. Could his putative successor trigger another one?