Female members of Congress wore white in a nod to suffragists during the State of the Union.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Being the media-savvy women that they were, suffragists realized they needed to come up with a meaningful, recognizable brand.
Does a few more trillion make a difference?
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
Although US debt may be at eye-popping levels, an economist explains why it shouldn't keep you up at night.
UK Parliament/Stephen Pike
Parliaments might argue more but they make democracy more stable and produce stronger economies.
Local newspapers keep readers’ interest on local politics.
American politics has gotten more partisan in the last 50 years. One of the reasons: the closing of local newspapers.
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a 2014 press conference in Bahrain.
Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder happened at a consulate, a space not subject to the laws of the host country, Turkey. That means the alleged murderers did not fear interference by local authorities.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
The Fed abruptly ended two years of aggressive interest rate hikes, signaling the longest economic expansion on record may be coming to a close.
A hallowed chamber for an important address.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
As Trump prepares to deliver his delayed State of the Union address, here's what four economists had to say about the state of the union.
Wall Street traders aren’t the only ones who rely on government economic data.
AP Photo/Richard Drew
The government collects reams of economic data that are vital to the functioning of companies, policymakers and even families.
A police officer stands guard over the global elites who decided to make the trek to Davos this year.
AP Photo/Markus Schreiber
The high-profile absence of several world leaders including Trump from the World Economic Forum has led some to suggest its influence is in decline. A philosopher who has seen Davos up close disagrees.
More data may be key to disrupting health care.
The president should use his penchant for shaking up the status quo to tackle the genuine crisis in health care.
A performance at one of hip hop scenes in Wijilan, Yogyakarta.
The Conversation Indonesia/Edi Dwi Riyanto
Theoretically, nothing is "authentic" in hip hop culture.
Theresa May likely wants to escape this room.
The UK's agonizing efforts to find a path out of the European Union is beginning to look a lot like a game or riddle with no solution – and certainly no winners.
Trump recently called the border a crisis during a televised address.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Trump and other leaders use the word 'crisis' to claim there's an emergency that demands urgent action. A leadership expert explains how to evaluate those claims.
Interaction between between seven socio-political variables influence the level of women's parliamentary representation.
Federal employees rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown.
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The government has been partially closed since Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record. A finance professor who studied the 2013 shutdown explains the economic impact.
An anti-abortion advocate in Jackson, Mississippi, March 2018.
AP/Rogelio V. Solis
Are Democrats or Republicans more caring about others? One study of the role compassion plays in politics provides some surprising answers. And then there were the outliers: Trump voters.
Required is a new fantasy which combines a global perspective with a radical desire for change.
Canada’s Minister of the Status of Women Maryam Monsef is pictured in the Library of Parliament on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Feb. 28, 2018.
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New research shows that female politicians spend more on health and education, improving the well-being of a population.
Trump meets with Schumer and Pelosi at the White House in December.
Trump, Schumer and Pelosi have fallen into a classic negotiation trap that often prevents deals from getting made, which has led to the shutdown stalemate.
GOP President Ronald Reagan and Democratic House Speaker Tip O'Neill at the April, 1983 signing of bipartisan social security legislation.
Most Congresses since the 1970s have passed more than 500 laws, ranging from nuclear disarmament to deficit reduction. Will today's bitter partisanship hamstring the new Congress' productivity?