Australian federal police entering the Australian Broadcast Company headquarters on June 5, 2019.
A.B.C. screenshot from videotape
An American media scholar studying in Australia looks at the protections offered by the two countries for investigative reporting, raising crucial questions about journalism's role in democracy.
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller makes a statement on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, May 29, 2019.
What's the role of someone who, like
Robert Mueller, speaks only facts in a tornado of partisan bombast? Is it a breath of fresh air or an abdication of responsibility to protect America's interests?
President Donald Trump arriving at the Rose Garden, May 22, 2019, in Washington.
Politics have pervaded the debate about whether Congress should impeach President Trump. One legal scholar says that whether to impeach – or not – should not be viewed as a political question.
Trump speaks with reporters in the Oval Office, April 14, 2019.
The president's blame-the-press rhetoric is, to the news media, calculated to score political points. But are there real problems US journalists need to address in their work? Yes, says one scholar.
How partisans argue tells a lot about how the public sees democracy.
US history is filled with instances where one partisan side charges that the other side's positions will lead to national ruin. Now, both sides accuse the other of betraying their country.
Morning clouds cover Capitol Hill in Washington, April 12, 2019.
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The Mueller report is out, heavily redacted and the investigative materials it's based on aren't public. That's where Congress comes in, writes a former House counsel. Now they can investigate.
Nixon’s Operation Intercept in 1969 led to massive traffic jams.
Both presidents brought border traffic and trade to a standstill in hopes of changing Mexican policy in the drug war. And both failed to achieve their goals.
Mitt Romney is sworn in as senator on Jan. 3, 2019 at the Old Senate Chambers in the U.S. Capitol.
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Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah is one of the very few GOP critics of President Trump's character and leadership. Why has he staked out this lonely position? His Mormon faith.
The Democrats have moved further to the political left since the last presidential election.
The Democrats have 24 potential presidential candidates but, like Donald Trump, their two front runners are both men in their seventies: Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.
A sign behind Republican members of the committee during Michael Cohen’s testimony before a House Committee Wednesday.
Michael Cohen wants you to know that throwing your kid a ball doesn't make you a Red Sox pitcher. So he told lies, he says, but that doesn't make him a liar. A rhetoric scholar dissects his argument.
The U.S. may be ahead for now, but not by much.
A recent executive order from President Trump won't do much to help the US stay ahead of Chinese innovation and investment in AI.
President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to build a wall.
The constitutional conflict between Congress and President Trump over his emergency declaration has potential to undermine centuries of checks and balances between the two branches of government.
Michael Cohen, left, walks out of federal court, Nov. 29, 2018, in New York.
Michael Cohen will soon testify before Congress about his work for Donald Trump. But the hearing's subject goes far beyond the committee's jurisdiction, which is government operations and activities.
Sarah Isgur Flores, Justice Department spokeswoman, being interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo in 2018.
CNN has just announced it has hired a former Trump administration official to help direct political coverage. A storm of criticism ensued. But political hacks have long found a home in journalism.
If Cuban exiles can sue businesses operating in Cuba, it could affect flights to the country, like this JetBlue landing in Havana.
Cuban exiles in the US may soon be able to sue companies that use property seized from them in the Cuban revolution. If Trump moves to allow that, it could slow economic development in Cuba.
Father and child stand outside closed National Air and Space Museum in Washington, Jan. 2, 2019.
The government shutdown provided a short-term version of what some activists have long wanted: A government small enough so that you could 'drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.'
Australia’s unspoken antipathy to experience is not new, but contrasts sharply with the attitude found in other countries such as the US.
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A corrosive ageism in Australian politics overvalues the new, while discounting experience. If the US and UK can see the value in older politicians, why can't we?
The EU and Japan's economies together account for about a third of global GDP.
Muslims can pray anywhere in the world using the prayer carpet.
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
Trump recently tweeted about prayer rugs being left along the border. Many may not know the role and history of Muslim prayer rugs and why they are not likely to be left behind.
A police officer stands guard over the global elites who decided to make the trek to Davos this year.
AP Photo/Markus Schreiber
The high-profile absence of several world leaders including Trump from the World Economic Forum has led some to suggest its influence is in decline. A philosopher who has seen Davos up close disagrees.