Reading something that sows doubt about a widely agreed-upon fact – even the election of George Washington as president – can have a profound effect.
America has been promoting religious liberty abroad since its founding, but there has always been disagreement on what exactly it means.
Conflict of interest laws are often not cut and dried. They involve interpretation by lawyers within the Justice Department and judges.
An urban planning expert goes knee-deep into the murky history behind this popular phrase often used to describe the nation's capital.
Thanks to the US's polarised politics, presidents beloved abroad are controversial at home.
The first presidency began with a mandate to make America great. What's changed?
At a time when politics is showing its most divisive side, a scholar argues that embracing humility could help us deal with hidden biases.
Hillary Clinton's candidacy has revived an old controversy in a new way: presidential third terms. It is, as one historian explains, a controversy as old as the nation itself.
The court order to Apple is consistent with the existing law and previous Supreme Court decisions.
Candidates beware! History suggests that book writing presidents are not necessarily the best presidents.
Alexander Hamilton's story is our story. It would be a mistake to remove him from the $10 bill.