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.'
Taxing carbon has always been a tricky political sell for conservatives. But a group of establishment US Republicans is touting the idea of a carbon "tax and dividend" as a way to break the deadlock.
The GOP has a proposal on the table that could send shockwaves through the tax avoidance industry.
As candidate, Trump promised protectionist trade policies and denigrated international agreements. Now, as president of the United States, how far can he go?
The fall of the Berlin wall was supposed to usher in ‘the end of history’, an eternal age of capitalist economics and liberal-democratic politics. It hasn’t turned out that way.
Could Trump bring a new, unifying approach to negotiating to Washington? His outsider status may present an opportunity to mend fences, says an expert in governance.
What will Donald Trump do for women as president? Republicans want to curb abortion rights, but Trump could break new ground and win female support by delivering on child care and paid family leave.
Trump's demagoguery took political discourse in America to a place where it lost contact with reality.
Democrats gained only a handful of House seats in this week's elections, leaving Republicans in the majority. But can the GOP shift from opposing President Obama to supporting President Trump?
Whatever happens over the next four years it won’t be boring. Let’s hope we get through it.
Will it be possible to put America's political life back together after the election? Britain after 'Brexit' offers a case study.