Four years of 'America First' has seen the US retreat from the world. But as a scholar of international relations explains, Biden could return Washington to the role of a more moral global leader.
For much of American history, the only December holiday to be recognized in the White House was Christmas, but menorah lightings are now an annual tradition.
The veteran British journalist explained America to English-speaking listeners around the world.
Journalists want to be first to tell the public who won, but the 2020 election night news frenzy may be very different from past years' coverage.
For the winner, it's the achievement of a lifetime. For the loser, not so much.
Americans at the ballot box have historically adopted the adage: Better the devil you know than the devil you don't. Does that mean Trump will win a second term?
Polling is an imperfect attempt at providing insight and explanation. But the public's desire for insight and explanation about elections never ends, so polls endure despite their flaws and failures.
Presidential pollsters in the US have had some embarrassing failures. Here's a catalog of those miscalls, from the scholar who literally wrote the book on them.
Speculation is mounting about an impending October surprise in the 2020 race. What does that mean?
There was a time when well-known journalists resented preelection polls and didn’t mind saying so. One even said he felt “secret glee and relief when the polls go wrong.” Why did they feel this way?
The technical qualifications for presidential candidates are the same, but how people seek the nation's highest office has shifted over the centuries.
As Congress considers further financial help for victims of the coronavirus pandemic, the magnitude of the fiscal crisis that governors and their states will have to face is just starting to emerge.
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 shared commitment to democracy was always key to the India-US relationship – until Trump. A foreign policy expert explains what's on the agenda for Trump's trip to India and what's missing.
How did a small, rural state become so influential in the presidential nominating process? A political scientist traces the development of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus.
While other countries set strict limits on the length of campaigns, American presidential races have become drawn-out, yearslong affairs. It wasn’t always this way.
Former President Jimmy Carter's foreign policy efforts may have been far more effective than critics have claimed.
Though his education initiative staggered while he was in office, the late former President George H.W. Bush had an influence that continues to shape education policy, an education historian says.
Kofi Annan and John McCain's positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
At at time of rising hatred and nationalism, Jimmy Carter's speech -- a sermon that cautioned against excess, offers a counterexample.