Trump's attempt to co-opt Ukraine's precarious position with Russia worsens existing divides inside Ukraine and weakens US influence abroad.
Democrats and Republicans are speaking about impeachment with dramatically different language. The winner of this frame war will succeed in shaping how Americans understand the impeachment inquiry.
From the earliest days of democracy, thinkers have warned that letting the people rule could work out badly.
East Germans feel alienated and powerless. They see themselves as second-class citizens, while outsiders live high on what is rightfully theirs.
No written law or rule requires the senators to remain silent on the issues. But it's probably a good idea, and a promising sign of fairness.
When Vice President Spiro Agnew gave a speech in 1969 bashing the press, he fired some of the first shots in a culture war that persists to this day.
Veterans of past wars have long been at the forefront of peace advocacy in the United States.
Emergency responders and military personnel need to think creatively – even imaginatively – to save lives under pressure. Analyzing the Grenfell Tower Fire in London reveals useful lessons.
A task force has been assembled in the US Senate to fight anti-Semitism. A specialist in Jewish-American history says the group has a big job ahead of it. Anti-Semitism has a long history in the US.
Despite many attempts, the Kurds have never won and kept their own nation -- though, after World War I, they came close.
In a survey, 56% of Americans aged 14 to 24 said they knew little to nothing about the juvenile justice system.
Whistleblowers may stop bad behavior and protect others from harm.
'California is America fast-forward,' writes one scholar. Does that mean that the dystopian infernos that have consumed parts of the state are simply a picture of what awaits the rest of America?
Economic and political trends are driving a shift away from coal. What kind of assistance do coal workers and communities need?
American farmers have suffered the most as a result of China's retaliatory tariffs yet surveys show they still back the president and his trade war.
Since 1990, the homicide rate has declined by 20%. Researchers are still figuring out what's behind the trend: increased incarceration, improvements in the economy or even aging populations.
A Mississippi law that allegedly makes it 'more difficult for African-
American-preferred candidates to win elections' will still be in place when voters choose a new governor Tuesday.
Women and children remain vulnerable to harm even after intimate violence has occurred. Coordinating a community's response can help avoid educational, employment, social, housing and legal problems.
Both sides can point to the Vienna Convention and to diplomatic tradition to support their case.
The House of Representatives voted Thursday on a resolution that laid out a process for the inquiry into the impeachment of President Donald Trump. But was the resolution constitutionally necessary?
Since the 1940s, Congress has largely let the president make decisions, while members of the House and Senate endorse or condemn those actions from the sidelines.
After a foreign policy win, presidents usually enjoy a short-term poll boost. But that's often followed by a long-term decline.
Whether due to Trump or unhappiness with the mainstream media, Americans say that they are avoiding the news more than before.
Does a foundation's award of a US$1 million prize to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg raise ethical questions? It's hard to tell, because the court has no published ethics guidelines.
Lebanon's 1989 peace deal ended a civil war by sharing political power between religious factions. That created a society profoundly divided by religion – something today's protesters hope to change.