To the famous composer, the gun serves not as a tool of self-defense, but as an instrument of self-expression and self-realization.
Joe Biden may be only the country’s second Catholic president, but a long line of U.S. leaders have met with popes over the years.
Donald Trump’s lawsuit to stop the release to Congress of potentially embarrassing or incriminating documents puts the National Archives in the middle of an old legal conflict.
A scholar of African American studies explores how the former secretary of state, who died at 84, dealt with what WEB DuBois described as the ‘double-consciousness’ of being Black and American.
For much of the country’s history, the Republican Party was the party of Lincoln and racial equality, and the Democratic Party backed Jim Crow laws and white supremacy. The two parties switched.
A religion scholar explains how evangelicalism in the US is not a monolith. It includes a a variety of churches, theologies and practices.
When Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet in Geneva, what will they learn from their predecessors more than 30 years ago?
Biden’s relationship with his father contrasts with perhaps every president in the last four decades, who either had absent or distant fathers or abusive or alcoholic fathers or stepfathers.
Stung by their failure to accurately predict the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, pollsters collectively went off to figure out what went wrong. They have yet to figure out what or why.
Only one president has done so – Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but others considered it, and even tried.
Donald Trump’s ticket to the White House was a coarse version of populism. Will his successors in the GOP be different – or simply present a more polished version of his antagonistic rhetoric?
Donald Trump’s tenure as president reveals how pathologies are part of what Americans see as their “exceptionalism.”
As Mike Pence prepares for life after the vice presidency, a scholar of religion looks back at the political and religious conversions that informed the politician’s worldview.
With tensions between China and New Zealand’s main security allies increasing dangerously, could Jacinda Ardern play the role of peacemaker?
The veteran British journalist explained America to English-speaking listeners around the world.
A religion scholar explains how Ronald Reagan invoked religion and shifted the American notion of a good society – a vision that might resonate with the politics of today.
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.
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.
Hours after announcing he had tested positive for COVID-19, President Donald Trump was taken to hospital. What does this mean for the U.S. government’s operations?
Speculation is mounting about an impending October surprise in the 2020 race. What does that mean?