From healthcare, to the environment, immigration and racial justice, which areas of Barack Obama's legacy were the most vulnerable – and most resilient – during Donald Trump's first term?
President Trump has claimed the Islamic State was completely defeated on his watch – but an analysis of government maps and other reports shows his administration did only half the work.
The Christian right began to coalesce around social and cultural changes in the late 1970s. A scholar explains the emergence of conspiracy theories at the time.
There are 45 million Americans of German ancestry. They gave Donald Trump his winning margin in 2016. Will they do it again?
A politician who wields a comeback with skill can use it as both a bludgeon and a shield, damaging the opponent without hurting their own popularity with voters.
Many Supreme Court nomination battles depended on whether the president's party also had control of the US Senate.
In spite of a massive military effort the war against al-Shabaab has been effectively stalemated since 2016.
Many political issues in the 2020 US election are domestic. But black resistance to white supremacy has long had global repercussions.
The technical qualifications for presidential candidates are the same, but how people seek the nation's highest office has shifted over the centuries.
A team of experts argues that after taking care of essential workers, COVID-19 vaccinations should be given to the greatest transmitters of the virus, who are mostly the young.
In general, a candidate's choice for second-in-command doesn't directly swing voters. But it can reveal insights into who the candidate really is and how they might operate once in office.
Similarities between the 1930s and today are hard to ignore, but Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal teaches us that several developments have to coincide to generate a lasting social safety net.
In a 5-to-4 decision, SCOTUS delivered a major blow to Trump and opened the doors to the court being an arbiter of public honesty
To be a world leader after 1945, the US had to be seen to be anti-racist. Now it no longer cares who is watching.
Sweeping changes were possible in the past because black leaders were willing to risk their lives and call out problems before they became crises.
Some of the worst health performers in recent weeks have been ‘First World’.
In his endorsement of Biden, Obama gave his consent for his former running mate to go beyond the policy platform they built. It also freed Obama to use his rhetorical powers in the upcoming election.
On March 12, 1933, President Roosevelt addressed the nation from the Oval Office during a time of great crisis. That 'fireside chat' proved broadcasting's power as nothing before or since.
A Biden presidency would be highly likely to adopt policies that would restore the cooperative links that prevailed under Obama.
If President Trump's attacks on the justice system are meant to intimidate, there's one class of employees who are immune to that: federal judges who have lifetime tenure.