Beards are in. So why don't politicians follow suit?
Trump is an ad-man's dream, a candidate who reflects what the best advertisements possess.
Donald Trump provoked the ire of REM frontman Michael Stipe this week after he played an REM hit on the campaign trail. In this push-pull between politicians and musicians, let's revisit the music.
An individual may remember and forget what he or she likes, but once a version of past events is accepted and shared by a group, as a collective construction, it is on public record.
The ten candidates who made it onto Fox News's debate stage ranged from the serious to the seriously off-base.
Abolition has become a political football – and many politicians see the advantage of supporting it.
Upstarts on the left and right are proving that people of all political leanings want change.
Fox News and its embrace of the Donald is pulling our national conversation – and the 2016 Republican campaign – to the right.
Historically, Republican politicians have subtly – and not-so-subtly – exploited racial fears.
The new head of Oxford university says it did but while some took post-tragedy patriotism too far, others were pursuing an old agenda.
The best person for a job may not be the one who best knows how to do the work but the one who can get the best work out of others. A scholar examines the nature of leadership.
If there is an important issue, chances are there is federal advisory committee for it. With over 1,000 such committees in operation at any given time, it is worth understanding how they work.
Likely presidential hopeful Jeb Bush may be first among equals in support from mega-rich Super PACS but dough alone is not enough to get to the front of the pack in Republican politics
The obscure candidates jumping into the Republican race for president will likely only see the inside of the White House on a tour. Yet long-shot candidates persist. Why?
Americans unhappy with our two-party system only need look at the British election this week for an alternative. But they might not like what they see.
Songs no longer relay party platforms. Instead, they're used to promote "celebrity" candidates.
What is up with Bernie Sanders? No chance that he would win the primary, much less the presidency. But there is a long history of outsider candidates who have impacted American politics.
Racial segregation and poisonous living conditions played a large part in determining the young man's fate.
Despite having a black police commissioner and mayor, Baltimore has become the latest focus of African-American anger at racist policing.
Women have made remarkable strides in politics but a Hillary Clinton White House would still have to contend with continuing sexism against women in public life.