Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore the importance of Henry Kissinger’s legacy in government and as a public intellectual.
The Vietnam War whistleblower’s decision to leak thousands of pages of government documents was not a quick one.
Trump’s indictment will force Americans to grapple with the exact role of presidents – and limits of their power.
With a grand jury indictment of former President and current presidential candidate Donald Trump, a legal scholar explores what the law says about the consequences of such an unprecedented act.
Journalism has been fodder for politicians’ contempt for generations. A huge percentage of the public doesn’t trust the news media either. That mistrust isn’t a bad thing in a democracy.
A 1971 law, and the parallel growth of an illegal economy, shaped South Africa’s unique cannabis landscape.
Conservatives and the GOP have mounted a decadeslong legal fight to turn the clock back on the political gains of the civil rights movement.
The House GOP is scrutinizing federal investigators for alleged abuses of power. But will they probe abuses that may have been committed by members of their own party?
Special counsels can help administrations avoid the perception of bias, but politics is never fully out of the picture.
Trump isn’t the first modern president with legal problems, but he would be the first former president to be indicted for alleged crimes.
The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report is the latest in a long series of congressional studies that have tried to answer hard questions about government failures and suggest ways to avoid them.
Henry Kissinger’s influence on US foreign policy is profound. His transactional approach – avowedly values free – includes support of murderous and genocidal foreign leaders.
Special counsels are not entirely independent, but they do still help administrations avoid the perception of bias.
What began as two journalists’ attempt to secure Scott Morrison’s reputation seems likely to tarnish his legacy forever. It’s an eye-watering own goal – and problematic journalism, in various ways.
Both sweeping immunity and overzealous prosecutions of former leaders can undermine democracy. But such prosecutions pose different risks for older democracies like the US than in younger ones.
The country urgently needs more people who are committed to living decently to undo the systemic humiliation caused by political and economic institutions.
A presidential scholar sets the history and context for the battle over President Trump’s official records – and says it isn’t the first records battle between the government and a former president.
Coverage of the House Jan. 6 hearings focuses on what went wrong that led up to Trump supporters’ laying siege to the US Capitol. A government scholar looks at what went right, both then and now.
Is it time to stop labelling scandals according to a Washington break-in 50 years ago?
Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke stories about the Watergate scandal that helped unravel Richard Nixon’s presidency. But they were not the sole force to bring him down.