There are similarities between the law-and-order language used by the 1968 and 2020 presidential candidates and the racial tension and political polarization both years. But much is different.
Though critics claim Amy Coney Barrett's nomination jeopardizes the high court's legitimacy, research shows there are ways the judiciary can bolster its standing and weather controversial decisions.
The framers of the Constitution were very clear that presidential terms have time limits. Not four years and a day. Not three years and 364 days. Four years.
Taking oath is an important tradition before assuming charge of a public office. It entails a commitment to the future. What is the history of oath-taking?
Biden and Trump are both preparing for a court battle in November. But when the Electoral College produces no clear winner, it's the House of Representatives that's supposed to select the president.
Those who say the Supreme Court's last term was a liberal success fail to understand that the types of decisions they see as victories are fleeting triumphs that will not endure.
The advocates of friendship as a way to solve America's partisan divide are wrong. There are more effective ways to tackle intractable political problems.
In the 1820s, an anti-Masonic conspiracy theory dominated politics in the Northeast and even birthed its own political party.
Congress needs to make sure the HEROES Act includes adequate funding for people with disabilities.
Though he had a speech impediment and came from humble beginnings, John Lewis went on to become a giant of the civil rights movement.
Before vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, before presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, before Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, there was Congresswoman and firebrand Bella Abzug.
Land in what is now eastern Oklahoma, which was granted to the Creek Nation by Congress in 1833, is still under tribal sovereignty, the Supreme Court ruled.
In cases testing the limits of presidential power, the Supreme Court ruled the president has no special protections that exempt him from complying with subpoenas from Congress or state grand juries.
Bankruptcy is meant to offer breathing space to struggling companies, but it may not be enough given the unpredictable nature of the pandemic.
The radical potential of the 14th amendment has been underestimated.
The United States Postal Service plays a vital role in US civic life, one that helped shape American society more than 250 years ago and continues to characterize it today.
Three cases just argued in the Supreme Court have the potential to redefine the power of Congress to hold the president accountable.
Some members of Congress want to grant businesses total immunity from coronavirus-related civil liability. A legal scholar explains why it's unnecessary – and may be counterproductive.
Seven of the past 10 business bailouts since 1969 have either broke even, or more frequently, ended up making a tidy profit for taxpayers.
The food aid program helps low-income families put food on the table and injects money straight into struggling local economies. It will be critical throughout the crisis the coronavirus is stoking.