The number of candidates in presidential primaries has skyrocketed since the 2016 election. Divisions inside political parties and easy ways for candidates to raise money are among the reasons why.
The South is changing, with more Asian and Latino immigrants moving in and diversifying a region that was once black and white. Stacey Abrams knows that Democrats can win these rural voters.
Russians have been charged with interfering with the 2016 US presidential election. If true, it's not an isolated incident. Twice before, foreign powers tried to influence who won the Oval Office.
The Democratic party needs a revised image, grounded in a new reality, that will address basic issues of inequality, access and fairness.
Republican women face higher barriers to reaching elected office. A GOP allergy to identity politics plays a role too.
Record high Latino participation shows this growing voter segment will turn out for parties and politicians who tackle issues they care about. That's a big lesson for 2020 – and not just for Dems.
Latinos are less likely than other Americans to vote in November, new polling shows. Here's why Democrats shouldn't expect a Latino blue wave to swing the midterms in their favor.
Georgia's secretary of state has stalled voter registrations and accused Democrats of hacking. His tactics recall past efforts in the South to suppress black votes, from poll taxes to literacy tests
In this Speed Read, a political scientist from Ohio State University ponders an ideological shift in the May 8 gubernatorial primary.
The Democratic Party is a mishmash of causes and interest groups. The party's future will be determined by how its leaders balance and align the interests of its diverse factions.
Nancy Pelosi is once again Speaker of the House. Here's what goes with the job.
The winner of the special election will only serve for eight months, so what's the big deal?
Almost 100 percent of black Alabamians voted for Doug Jones. The Democratic senator-elect can thank this key base by addressing his home state's problems with rural poverty, education and health care.
Even before Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict was far-fetched. Now it's all but impossible. And that might not be a bad thing.
What should America's role in the world be? A lot of people have an answer, but few of them agree.
Eloquent Obama and bombastic Trump certainly have different speaking styles. But a big data analysis of their speeches also shows a surprising commonality.
Yes, American politics is getting uglier. Here's why.
Liberals who are counting down the days until Election Day 2020 may need to revise their math. Getting rid of a sitting president isn't easy to do.
U.S. democracy assistance is not perfect. But drastic cuts to that slice of the federal budget would sever a lifeline to pro-democracy activists around the world.
Our morals compel us toward helping our team win. This can turn even otherwise innocuous decisions into 'us vs. them.'