At the Versailles court, a well-directed glance could decide a person's fate. Imagine if Donald Trump were so subtle.
Laws that limit presidential power won't enforce themselves – Congress must act.
By rolling back chunks of the Obama deal with Cuba, Donald Trump is giving up just the sort of opportunities he promised to seek out.
But there's little evidence the high spending changed any minds, says a political scientist who lives in the district.
Defiant against Trump's policies on immigration and environment, California finds itself defending its way of life – the California Dream itself.
The president restored restrictions on Americans' travel to Cuba and prohibited transactions with its military. Here's why, and what's to come.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE led a group of countries that have severed all ties to fellow American ally Qatar over its foreign policy. The US will play a key role in whether it accedes to their demands.
Research shows that context matters for understanding what a person's words mean – especially when power dynamics are involved.
Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
For all the president's unpredictability, America's core interests remain the same.
Thwarted efforts to organize at Yale and a New York nursing home show how a changing of the guard at the National Labor Relations Board could potentially end the labor movement.
The rule of law can take on different meanings depending whom you ask and where you are – but in the US it pretty much means one thing.
Leaking classified information violates the law. But it doesn't mean that people are abandoning their ethics.
Hoover abused his power as FBI director to serve presidents' interests. The reforms that followed were set up to prevent it from happening again.
President Trump wants to slash global health funding at a time when more investment is needed, not less. This spending can protect Americans – as well as foreigners – from deadly diseases.
Coal-fired power plants produce air pollution that kills thousands of Americans every year. President Trump's embrace of coal energy will delay a shift to cleaner fuels that is saving money and lives.
It's just not in their business interests to ignore climate change.
The best way to assess a program's effectiveness is see how well it meets the goals for which it was created. Maybe someone could tell the Trump administration.
New treatments and prevention programs have inhibited the spread of HIV/AIDS since June 5, 1981, when the CDC first reported what would become HIV. Here's why it's important not to cut funding now.
Economic forces – alongside a moral imperative – are driving cities, states and companies to make changes to forestall climate change, regardless of the whims of the White House.