Why right-wing populism gets the tradition of legality and justice exactly the wrong way round.
President Trump's first year was a rough one for scientists and others who value truth and expertise. Many rallied to the cause, while others used research to make the case for the value of science.
Trump is a master of using anger to motivate his base. An anti-terrorism researcher explains how to stem the tide.
Eloquent Obama and bombastic Trump certainly have different speaking styles. But a big data analysis of their speeches also shows a surprising commonality.
Even Donald Trump has paid his respects to Lincoln as an emblem of unity.
With emotionally charged rhetoric from both sides of the aisle and many parents in a heightened state of distress, children are more vulnerable than ever to anxiety. What can parents do?
The authors of a new book have data that show politicians and the media love talking about heroes, but ordinary people are much more reluctant. That difference could have political consequences.
A scholar of rhetoric makes note of one way Trump’s language has changed since he became president.
If you've only ever paired the idea of 'rhetoric' with 'empty,' think again. Rhetoricians of science have concrete techniques to share with researchers to help them communicate their scientific work.
Whatever you think of her politics, May's decision to rise above divisive tough talk was an admirable one.
The @RoguePOTUSStaff account claims to be a genuine inside source of West Wing dirt, and hundreds of thousands of people seem to trust it.
Scientists are concerned that politics will trump evidence in the new administration. A researcher of political psychology explains why these worries matter far beyond questions of science.
Rhetoric can tell us a great deal about a person, or a President. Donald Trump's inaugural address was light (but dark) on metaphors, and full of divisive antitheses.
An address that's normally a call for unity instead mirrored the rhetoric of his campaign: unfocused, contradictory and divisive.
Logical and coherent it was not, but Trump's first address as president had some striking themes running through it.
Trump will be the 44th man to take to the inaugural podium. Very few have left a mark on it.
Heading into the last days of the Obama administration, the outgoing first lady cemented a noble legacy for herself.
Scholars of communications pick apart the rhetoric behind the 'war on coal' and explain why it ultimately benefits the coal industry.
While the US is reeling from rampant fake online news, political movements in Europe are using the internet as a powerful democratic symbol to win elections. Will cyber-optimism or pessimism win?
In reelection bid, Merkel's not just up against a xenophobic, nationalist party in Germany. In the wake of Trump’s election, liberal democracies around the world hope she'll defend them, too.