Elected officials and the media are in cahoots. Both have succumbed to a two-party system that treats voters not as independent thinkers, but as blind partisans.
Who will Trump and Clinton pick? Two political scientists say as long as the running mates aren't as fiercely unpopular as the presidential candidates, it could boost the ticket.
We've been examining the ins and outs of TPP and the rise of the anti-trade right for months. Here's a roundup of some of our coverage.
In 1872, free traders split with the young Republican Party, ran a third-party candidate against Ulysses S. Grant and sparked 100 years of GOP protectionism. Is history repeating itself?
Americans tend to agree inequality is a problem, but Democrats and Republicans have very different ideas about what is causing it and how to solve it.
There's nothing as certain as death, taxes and a Republican with a plan to cut them. But how do the candidates' proposals stack up?
South Carolina is a red state. The GOP candidates know that a win here can lead to the party nomination.
Republicans immediately labeled the president's budget proposal dead on arrival, but the very nature of government means it remains very much alive.
NH’s election laws allow people to vote in the primaries even if they are not registered with one of the parties. How pivotal are these unenrolled voters? We look beyond the exit polls for answers.
Some presidential candidates have compared Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Candidates sparred among themselves and the media but still managed to debate some of the key economic issues that matter most to Americans – though they ignored a few.
Republicans' problem with the pope is not that he's too liberal on issues such as capitalism, it's that he's too conservative.
Fox News and its embrace of the Donald is pulling our national conversation – and the 2016 Republican campaign – to the right.
Who gets to vote? As Campaign 2016 looms, Democrats and Republicans are clashing on just who gets to exercise this fundamental right in a democracy.
The public may be warmer to big brother George than pundits believe.
With Jeb Bush and Rick Perry as the latest hopefuls, the Republican presidential race looks like a free for all. Close examination shows voters are faced with fewer choices than ever before.
The upcoming encyclical from Pope Francis can transform the climate change culture wars in America.
Politics as partisan blood sport may be fun to watch but may undermine discourse necessary for democracy. A study finds that online town halls may re-engage potential voters in the political process.
The firestorm over the Republican "open letter" to Iran may be an indication of things to come in a digital era where everyone can talk to anyone.
Embarrassingly, the Senators' letter betrays a surprising amount of ignorance about the US constitutional system.