The risk of "pathocracy" is always close. And once entrenched, difficult to dislodge.
India recently revoked a special provision that ended the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Here's the history of the constitutional provision, Article 370.
The US hit the debt ceiling in March and is expected to run out of ways to get around the new $22 trillion limit by September. An economist explains why the ceiling is a dysfunctional relic.
President Trump hinted that he would defy a Supreme Court ruling recently, though he later yielded to its authority. Andrew Jackson – Trump's hero – likewise challenged the rule of law in the 1830s.
When it comes to inclusive education, England has gone backwards, with more and more students placed in segregated provision or excluded from educational opportunities.
President Trump has unilaterally raised tariffs and sparked trade wars, all without consulting Congress. A century ago, the roles were reversed.
Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
The Fed said it's ready to act to 'sustain the expansion.' The latest jobs report suggests it may have to act soon.
Political fallout from the Vietnam War gave Congress more power to control foreign affairs, but they have been reluctant to use it.
Successful policy accomplishments are rarely considered newsworthy, but there are plenty of cases where government policy has improved our lives for the better.
Growing fears of a US conflict with Iran show why the kind of unilateral sanctions the Trump administration imposed last year don't work.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has revived a presidential advisory unit shut down by his predecessor. He needs it if he is to use his power effectively to improve his government's policy coherence.
States like California have been at the forefront of privacy innovation in recent decades. A possible federal law could bring their experimentation to a halt, harming consumers.
An economist explains why the US and Chinese governments are most likely to dig in their heels rather than find a compromise to end the costly trade conflict.
While the Treasury secretary says House Democrats lack a 'legitimate' reason for demanding Trump's tax returns, a former IRS attorney explains that the law says otherwise.
The drumbeat of data breaches and the growing problem of identity theft disproportionately harm low-income Americans.
Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.
The Trump administration has proposed a major revamp of the National Flood Insurance Program since its inception in 1968. Here's why it needs fixing.
Here are some key factors of success to consider for western government taking on large projects -- following these will help prevent the routine fails we often see.
While Trump may be an extreme example, much of the conduct Cohen highlighted reflects attitudes and actions commonplace among public companies.