Many of the public employee pension plans run by states don't have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers. The pandemic could make that problem much worse.
Recent efforts to restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, a crucial Democratic constituency, could have important implications for the 2020 presidential election.
A new survey shows 67% of Democrats report wearing face masks, compared to 55% of Republicans.
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.
When US governors declared a state of emergency is likely pivotal in mitigating how hard COVID-19 hits their states. And it turns out that one party's governors made those decisions more quickly.
Trump's firing of witnesses who testified during his impeachment trial has been described as 'retribution.' But these actions are actually revenge, a political scientist says.
Americans tend to think that self-identified liberals and conservatives hold more extreme views than they actually do.
When candidates beat pollsters' expectations, that can mean more positive media coverage.
Falsehoods about Andrew Johnson have become a staple of Republican arguments opposing the impeachment of Trump.
The true number of people who do not favor either of the two major political parties in the US has actually remained stable in recent years.
"It is worse, much worse, than you think."
Democrats and Republicans are speaking about impeachment with dramatically different language. The winner of this frame war will succeed in shaping how Americans understand the impeachment inquiry.
Whether due to Trump or unhappiness with the mainstream media, Americans say that they are avoiding the news more than before.
Voters are primarily partisans, and they respond to party signals -- even when they claim otherwise.
Sen. Warren said the filibuster stands in the way of gun reform. It does, and so much more.
Conservatives worldwide favor carbon pricing, cap-and-trade systems and other innovative environmental plans – just not in the United States.
Polls show Americans want gun control, but it isn't a top-line issue for voters.
Some climate scientists have spoken out about the dangers of climate change. But a new study shows those voices may not be very influential.
You might see a headline from The Onion or The Babylon Bee and, for a split second, think it's true. But many social media users don't get the joke – and share these articles as if they're real.
Hillary Clinton arguably lost in 2020 because she took workers for granted. Will Democrats make the same mistake again?