At at time of rising hatred and nationalism, Jimmy Carter's speech -- a sermon that cautioned against excess, offers a counterexample.
In 1987, Anthony Kennedy was nominated to end a titanic Supreme Court fight. Could his putative successor trigger another one?
After two years of turmoil at the EPA in the 1980s, President Reagan hit the reset button, choosing a Republican who supported environmental protection to head the agency.
Donald Trump's obsession with trade deficits, and his subsequent wielding of the tariff big guns, is the absolute wrong approach for the U.S. economy.
France’s parliament is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be censored. While the outcome is uncertain, the precedent is dangerous.
In recent years, Christian television has moved into news and politics. A scholar explains its impact on beliefs and on politics.
Senate confirmation for many of President Trump's nominees has been tough. In this speed read, The Conversation asks: What is Senate confirmation, and why do we do it?
While it might seem like a longstanding tradition, it's a relatively recent phenomenon in the U.S.
The goal of the summit should not be the nuclear disarmament of North Korea.
The idea that the US is historically a free trading country is a myth. Here's why that's a good thing.
In 1985 The Junkyard Band shifted the paradigm by challenging Reaganomics. Many of those same key issues still rage on today, across the world.
In 1983, a made-for-TV film about the consequences of nuclear war was watched by 100 million people – and became a cultural lightning rod.
Historians, commentators and thinkers have written endless books on how the US presidency works. None of them applies to the incumbent, Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s ill-timed comments on protests by America's elite athletes have given legitimacy to claims of his racial animus.
It's been 16 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Understanding what propelled al-Qaida's attacks could help guard against further violence.
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.
American presidents have spent a great deal of time proclaiming US leadership of the global system. The decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement undermines much of what they have said.
Reagan, Clinton, Obama and Trump would all pull from the Kennedy playbook, from mastering the media to exuding masculine vitality.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is famous for really getting a lot done fast. Will history remember Trump so kindly?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently echoed the 1980s philosophy to 'just say no' to drugs. It's important to remember, however, that the policy was ineffective.