Jim Lehrer moderated 12 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012. His lessons on how to run a debate should be studied by today's moderators, writes a former presidential speechwriter.
Despite the fact that only 38% of Americans say they think the Democratic and Republican parties are doing 'an adequate job,' they're unlikely to disappear.
Protestant fundamentalism was officially born in the United States in 1919, fueling a culture war that continues today.
As the House mounts an impeachment investigation of President Trump, examples from Central and South America show that ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect.
Difficult to pronounce, synecdoche is the form of rhetoric used by President Trump when he told four Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “corrupt” countries they came from.
Research over the past few years has shown vouchers for private schools set back student learning. So why are advocates still pushing so hard to expand them?
Populism and nationalism are two concepts that go together today. Isolationist proposals, Euroscepticism and a definition of nation against the "enemy" are three of its main ingredients.
The number of candidates in presidential primaries has skyrocketed since the 2016 election. Divisions inside political parties and easy ways for candidates to raise money are among the reasons why.
A UN resolution to punish those who use rape as a weapon of war and to help those who survive such atrocities may not happen due to U.S. opposition
Despite two major journalistic investigations of Fox News' so-called 'empire,' the idea that Fox News wields immense political power in the US and in the White House falls apart under scrutiny.
Donald Trump may have executed a hostile takeover of the Republican party, but the GOP has been laying the groundwork for decades.
The GOP's handling of sexual assault allegations against prominent GOP figures has led some to conclude that the party does not respect women. But GOP women are sticking with their party.
Congress is supposed to be a check on presidential power, but party politics has muted Republican criticism of Trump. Restoring balance means making a radical change.
A giant of the US political scene, John McCain had friends and enemies on all sides.
A new book by a Christian thinker is challenging what it means to be an evangelical in Donald Trump's America.
Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday, ended his career with growing repudiation by his party and the public for positions, from national defense to bipartisanship, that he had long embodied.
In this Speed Read, a political scientist from Ohio State University ponders an ideological shift in the May 8 gubernatorial primary.
Nancy Pelosi is once again Speaker of the House. Here's what goes with the job.
On September 24, 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House had launched a formal impeachment inquiry against the president. But as history shows, the outcome is anything but assured.
The winner of the special election will only serve for eight months, so what's the big deal?