Debate over trade and immigration have caused rifts within parties this year. An international relations expert explains how these global issues will continue to challenge our two-party system.
Historically unpopular presidential candidates are making voters uneasy on both sides of the aisle. An expert on conflicted voters explains why this poses an unprecedented challenge for campaigns.
President Obama still believes there's hope to pass the 12-nation TPP deal before he leaves office, but the chances seem very slim.
A moral philosopher considers whether you should vote out of fear.
The major presidential candidates each gave an economic address this week. Get behind the problems they identified and the promises they made with this roundup of key coverage from our archive.
Income inequality and political polarization have both surged in recent decades and are the worst they've ever been. Is one causing the other?
Until the 1930s, American radicals stood apart from the two mainstream parties. That changed when a muckraking journalist ran for governor of California.
Claiming you were cheated or betrayed is not the best way to deal with political defeat.
Party platforms help create parties, not the other way around. A political party expert explains what platforms are, why they matter and for whom.
Bernie Sanders may have endorsed Hillary Clinton, but politics as usual has had its day. It's time for progressivism to move fast.
Both the Republican and Democratic platforms show a shift away from globalization, thanks to the influence of the rise of populists in both parties.
For a while, Bernie Sanders looked he really could be David to Hillary Clinton's Goliath. He lost, but his legacy will live on.
America's higher education has been split into two unequal worlds. Schools serving the bulk of America's underprivileged students lack resources. Making college free will not solve the problem.
Leading progressives including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have been very vocal in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here's why they should get on board.
Eight years to the day after she conceded defeat to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton cemented her triumph over Bernie Sanders.
By many estimates, the senator from Vermont has lost the Democratic nomination for president of the U.S. But a King's College scholar explains how he can win.
With the primaries essentially over, Sanders can be one of three people: Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy or Jesse Jackson.
Nearly 650,000 new voters have registered to vote in the California primary. What the influx of new voters will mean is anyone's guess.
Puerto Ricans can't vote in the general election, but the way they vote in the primary can predict how well a candidate will do with a key demographic.
In a world out of balance, one in which arrogance and unaccountability combine in a corrosive synergy, humility can offer a powerful alternative vision of how to approach democratic government.