Long before Chasten Buttigieg became a 'not-so-secret weapon' in his husband Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, another same-sex couple profoundly reshaped American social policy.
How can a community decide the direction it should go, if its members cannot even agree on where they are? Two political scientists say the growing phenomenon of dueling facts threatens democracy.
Legislation requiring that all criminal debt associated with a citizen's conviction be repaid would leave thousands of people unable to cast ballots.
The Wikileaks founder has been removed from the Ecuadorean embassy after nearly seven years.
Does the Electoral College encourage candidates to campaign in rural areas, as its supporters claim? And do electors actually filter the 'passions' of voters, as the founders wanted them to?
The US president as avant-garde provocateur.
From Julius Caesar to Adolf Hitler, history is replete with examples of emergency powers being used to damage the very constitutional order they were designed to protect.
The majority of US state legislatures are controlled by Republicans because legislative districts are drawn to favor them. Voters are catching on, but change will be slow.
A recent poll reports that two-thirds of white evangelical women still approve of the president.
Christian Bale is phenomenal as Dick Cheney, but that only makes it harder to capture his essence on film.
The most memorable moment of the night unfolded on the Democrat benches.
A corrosive ageism in Australian politics overvalues the new, while discounting experience. If the US and UK can see the value in older politicians, why can't we?
The viral video has caused widespread controversy. But while all sides are protesting their innocence, it raises important questions about America's violent past.
According to Gallup, 88% of Republicans currently approve of the president – so why's he so worried about his wall?
Has the relationship between the Trump brand and the US president's politics gone too far?
Trump, Schumer and Pelosi have fallen into a classic negotiation trap that often prevents deals from getting made, which has led to the shutdown stalemate.
Donald Trump's comments have put historic prejudices right in the limelight.
In the US, non-whites have higher birth rates and make up the bulk of new immigrants. As white people lose their demographic majority, some will resist the accompanying political changes.
Despite the #MeToo movement, women in politics still face challenges in talking openly about gender equality.
The last adult is leaving the White House after a shock decision by the president to pull troops out of Syria.