US law says the president can't be indicted, an echo of ancient Roman law. The efforts Roman leader Julius Caesar made to maintain his immunity is a cautionary tale for America's political system.
The next time you watch a duel on television or in a film, it might be worth recalling the history and meaning of this very serious rite of honour.
Americans have rediscovered the Supreme Court, as they do periodically when it's at the center of controversy. With a president who attacks the legitimacy of courts, will their attention be benign?
A philosopher argues that Trumpism may have vulgarized electoral politics, but he has also unwittingly illuminated brilliantly one of America's greatest accomplishments: a civil democracy
In America's past, efforts by disadvantaged citizens to secure greater political influence have been met with violent repression.
As the new Supreme Court session opens, a legal scholar makes an argument for sticking with just eight justices. It's not unconstitutional.
Hillary Clinton's candidacy has revived an old controversy in a new way: presidential third terms. It is, as one historian explains, a controversy as old as the nation itself.
The announcement that Harriet Tubman will be the first woman on U.S. currency in more than a century recalls the history of female – and African-American – portrayals on money.
Alexander Hamilton and the policies he pursued as America's first treasury secretary set the US on a course of national unity. That’s just what Europe needs today.