How will Mueller perform as special counsel? A historian compares his actions with another former FBI director to find out.
A professor who once held top secret clearance explains how levels of classification work and where handling sensitive information gets tricky.
The most hated president in US history could teach our new leader a few things.
An analysis of four failed presidential cabinet nominees reveals what obstacles Trump's nominees might face during the confirmation process.
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.
Donald Trump may lose his bid for the White House. But far more competent, grassroots politicians will line up to take his mantle.
The painful effects of globalization and political corruption have decayed Americans' trust in the federal government.
The US presidential debates have been largely silent on climate, but it wasn't always the case.
Scholars from the Washington University in St. Louis react to the second presidential debate.
The vice presidential debate may not set off fireworks quite like the presidential debate, but two political scientists explain why it's still important.
From Alfonso the Wise's bawdy songs of slander to Ronald Reagan's sunny smile, politics and humor have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. But no one seems to be laughing anymore.
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.
Politicians are often eager to embrace the support of sports stars. But when Donald Trump trots out a very specific type of athlete and coach at his events, who's he really trying to appeal to?
The saying goes, with age comes wisdom, but is that really true?
When comedian Larry Wilmore called President Obama 'my n-gga' during the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner, what was he really saying?
The US's long history of inventive campaign soundtracks seems lost on this year's contenders.
The US's seventh president was a populist the establishment tried to lock out of the White House. Sound familiar?
Even with free, private ballots, a quarter of us still end up voting for the 'wrong' presidential candidate. Here's how to make sure you vote for the one who best matches your beliefs and hopes.
Despite the popular perception, most psychopaths aren't coldblooded or psychotic killers. Many live successfully among us, using their personality traits to get what they want.
The generation who grew up during the Cold War and came to age through the unrest of Vietnam and the civil rights movement still dominate American politics.