A battle over the Second Amendment is exactly the wrong way to think about the government's role in the firearms industry.
Deactivating the tax provision known as the Johnson Amendment could increase the flow of dark money, reducing accountability in campaign finance.
President Trump has been attacking the Fed's current policy of slowly raising interest rates. A former central bank official explains why that's so troubling.
As attempts to water down the Endangered Species Act have accelerated, public support for the act has stayed high. Then why do politicians keep trying to weaken the act?
Research on proactive behavior shows it can help people perform better at their jobs. A failure to do so can be even more consequential.
Just like with Cold War-era red-baiting, there's an apparent effort to discredit and undermine critics of the US government.
Compromise is necessary for government to function. But citizens see compromise differently. Democrats like it more than Republicans, who fear of their representatives being compromised.
The Trump administration wants to streamline federal food safety efforts under one roof as part of a sweeping new plan to reorganize government.
Courts have created three legal barriers that have made it much harder for workers to complain to their employers about sexual harassment.
If recent history repeats itself, the proposed repository for extremely dangerous nuclear waste will stay dead.
In giving Dodd-Frank the Botox treatment, Congress misses the point of what's wrong with financial regulation: It's an old mess.
Accounting for grocery prices and the effort eating home-prepared meals requires, the benefits commonly called food stamps fall far short of paying enough for the poor to eat right.
Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy.
While the White House scrambles to fill the VA's top post, the agency's deep issues of inadequate funding and low access for veterans continue to fester.
The Communications Decency Act was passed in 1996, seven years before the debut of MySpace. It helped online publishing grow – and to escape consequences for the way users might be harmed.
On September 24, 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House had launched a formal impeachment inquiry against the president. But as history shows, the outcome is anything but assured.
Pork-barrel spending – that often reviled custom otherwise known as 'earmarks' – may well help Congress pass bills on schedule. Banned since 2011, they may be making a comeback.
Student activists marching Saturday want Congress to enact comprehensive gun control. Here is a selection of stories from our archive that will help you understand the issues raised by the students.
Scholars have you covered on all sides of the 'Dreamers' issue, with solid research to boot.
Research shows they face greater obstacles to election than their male counterparts, thus work harder and represent constituents better.