American presidents have spent a great deal of time proclaiming US leadership of the global system. The decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement undermines much of what they have said.
Reagan, Clinton, Obama and Trump would all pull from the Kennedy playbook, from mastering the media to exuding masculine vitality.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is famous for really getting a lot done fast. Will history remember Trump so kindly?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently echoed the 1980s philosophy to 'just say no' to drugs. It's important to remember, however, that the policy was ineffective.
Trump's budget would eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities, breaking a tradition of funding humanities scholarship that goes back to the nation's founding.
Vladimir Putin's aggressive nuclear strategy threatens to unpick decades of careful negotiation.
The crisis confronting neoliberal capitalism suggests that its internal contradictions are now undermining its very foundations. What can we expect from a post-neoliberal world?
Distrust of the irreligious has been commonplace in the American political discourse from the founding.
What we need now is unblinkered analysis and coordinated progressive political action beyond the extreme centre at both the national and international levels.
If Trump forsakes US support for the 2015 Paris Climate Accord as well as Obama’s bilateral climate agreement with China, the resultant rise of global warming will wreak havoc throughout Africa.
In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
New book describes how the American war game Able Archer 83 put Soviets on high alert at the height of the Cold War era.
Before the United States kicks out millions of Mexicans, perhaps Trump -- and we -- should ask whether Latino deportees are really criminals, and consider the origins of that errant notion.
A philosopher argues that Trumpism may have vulgarized electoral politics, but he has also unwittingly illuminated brilliantly one of America's greatest accomplishments: a civil democracy
Policy nuances often fail to stick in the minds of debate viewers. It's all about delivering the most memorable moment.
Attempts to outlaw the practice have proven difficult, thanks to a tendency on the part of leaders to skirt around the rules.
On the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton's promise to "end welfare as we know it," a social work scholar asks why child poverty is still such a problem in the U.S. and what race has to do with it.
In sports, what's considered fair play has changed throughout history. At one point, even looking 'too poor' was grounds for exclusion.
For art to imitate life is understandable, but politics inspired by films can be a recipe for disaster.
The US has already tried to save a steel industry, and its undercooked response holds some valuable lessons.