American citizens have long favored government openness over secrecy. But with heightened anti-leak and anti-press rhetoric, do some now want strengthened government control of information?
The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?
In 1958, Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in Virginia for the crime of being married. The couple helped spark an effort to strike down laws against interracial marriage in the United States.
The climate crisis demands not only green technologies, but a completely different approach to economic development.
We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.
Reagan, Clinton, Obama and Trump would all pull from the Kennedy playbook, from mastering the media to exuding masculine vitality.
The 28th president's ideology has never really gone away.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is at an interesting place: leaning on China for financial support, and looking to the US for security cover.
Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of America's large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.
A study of how the Young African Leaders Initiative handles its business exposes typical weaknesses, mainly lack of understanding local context, suffered by many foreign aid programmes.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is famous for really getting a lot done fast. Will history remember Trump so kindly?
Conflict of interest laws are often not cut and dried. They involve interpretation by lawyers within the Justice Department and judges.
'America First' apparently doesn't mean a step away from playing the world's policeman – and three more things to note about U.S. airstrikes on Syria.
The absence of any evidence to support Donald Trump's claims is more than just about the president's credibility – it goes to whether we can trust any information from the White House.
The White House is pushing for more private prisons. But do the industry's promised benefits hold up to scrutiny?
Does the president's specified goal of 350 ships meet the needs of the nation in the 21st century? The answer is not yet clear.
The number of prisons in the US swelled between 1970 and 2000, from 511 to nearly 1,663. Here's the story of why one town in Arkansas welcomed a correction facility.
As America becomes more diverse, many think it will also become more progressive. But one analysis of demographic trends points to gains for Republicans.
Content creators with millions of fans are increasingly willing to voice their political views. Their influence on American politics may be in its infancy but it is growing fast.
Black politicians throughout US history have struggled to overcome deep, negative stereotypes held against them by white Americans. Obama succeeded at the highest level. Here's how.