Donald Trump seems to have a passion for cruelty, often publicly celebrating his investment in violence as a source of pleasure. Those tendencies represent symptoms of a broader American sickness.
What is a grand jury, who serves on it and what is it used for? A criminal law expert tells you everything you need to know.
Research shows that married women tend not to relate as much to other women. This makes a big difference when a woman is on the ballot.
A small, but wealthy, population of Indian-Americans is playing a role in transforming US foreign policy toward India.
There are four key things Donald Trump’s election tells us about the state of journalism today.
Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
Social welfare groups have become more common – and more controversial – in recent years. Fixing gaps in the oversight of this kind of nonprofit will take bipartisan action.
The TPP should still bring enough benefits for the remaining countries to make it worthwhile to go through the trouble of enacting it.
By singing frankly about sex and life on the streets, the pioneering women of Rio de Janeiro's funk scene are redefining what feminism sounds like.
Attorney general recommendation to fire FBI Director James Comey disregarded crucial internal Justice Department investigation.
One of Trump’s selling points was that he would 'make America great again': this meant bringing back the American dream.
Does Trump’s family have too much sway in the White House? We consider parallels ranging from the Ottoman empire to the Clinton administration.
A recent study from the Tisch College of Civil Life at Tufts looks at millennials' civic engagement – and finds some cause for concern in rural, suburban and urban areas.
Is Trump up or down? Will the public vote yes or no? Who will win the election? A mathematician's guide to understanding polls in the media.
It's become popular among politicians to say they 'misspoke' when they are caught in a lie.
Something really magical is happening at the intersection between jazz and hip-hop at the moment. Many of the artists involved will be playing at Africa’s foremost jazz festival.
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.
Kim Kardashian et al taught Trump everything he knows.
A political scientist looks at the similarities between the new American president and the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. What might the parallels portend for US politics?
If someone sees or hears something they don't want to believe...they probably won't believe it.