Here's a riddle: What's the dominant image of the 2018 election campaign? There isn't one. But there are many.
In many places across the US, law prohibits people with felony convictions to serve on juries. Research puts the thinking behind these laws to the test.
In 1968, Lyndon Johnson's ridicule of presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey as weak and feminine tells us something about how a party of progressives still struggles with the idea of masculinity.
Congressional midterm election spending will likely hit a record $5 billion. But the spending masks the main problem with US campaign financing: who gives the money and what they may get in return.
A national survey of over 1,300 congregations found that religious leaders struggle to balance security concerns with carrying out a mission to be open to the communities they serve.
Two-thirds of all US states now have some kind of legal pot, and support for legalization has never been higher. But ballot initiatives can only take legalization so far, researchers say.
A record number of women are poised to win public office in 2018. But don't look to California for help shifting the gender balance in Congress during the 'year of the woman.'
The shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue joins a list of more than 200 other ideologically motivated attacks by far-right extremists since 1990.
A well-known scholar of violence against women describes her own harrowing assault – and how the #MeToo movement changed her professionally and personally.
The Iffy Quotient measured misinformation on social media in the run-up to the recent elections. Facebook has gotten better at combating untrustworthy links, but Twitter still struggles.
Bombs have long been a tool for devotees of the range of fringe American political thought. From anarchists to racists, their methods have wrought havoc – but also have created backlash.
Mass murders like the killings at a Pittsburgh synagogue are seen as the work of disturbed individuals. But America has allowed violence to become unexceptional, ignoring its root cause.
While the US sends observers around the world to monitor elections, few will be present during the 2018 midterms in the US.
A polarized electorate is divided into tribal camps that demonize each other. That's the setting for the upcoming midterm elections. If the US continues down this path, democracy will suffer.
The odds favor a big year for Democrats, but the extent of their gains is still in doubt.
The attack at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and the sending of pipe bombs to critics of the current administration are examples of the increase in the violence on the margins of the right.