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.
The Vietnam War was the defining issue for Joe Biden’s generation. His botched withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan could be the defining act of his presidency.
Nixon’s decision left the IMF without a clearly defined role. Under the leadership of the industrialised countries, it began to fashion a new more intrusive and ideological role.
What do Biden’s first 100 days in office mean for the next four years in terms of foreign policy? There are already some clues — but questions too.
The episode might have slipped quietly from the news had Nixon decided to not attack the messenger.
US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia may have expressed regrets over controversial comments and social media postings. But not to the public, and not in a way that would mitigate harm.
The vice president may be second in line for the most powerful job in the nation, but there isn’t necessarily a lot to do besides wait – unless the president wants another adviser.
The outgoing president has threatened US democracy. There must be consequences.
After release of tape recordings in which Nixon ordered the Watergate coverup, he resigned under pressure by congressional Republicans. Today’s GOP had a different response to the Trump tape.
Only one American president – Grover Cleveland – has lost reelection and then won back his office.
Five of the six disputed presidential elections in US history were resolved and the country moved on – but one ended in civil war. What will happen if the 2020 election is contested?
The elections of 1876, 1888, 1960 and 2000 were among the most contentious in American history.
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.
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.
The U.S. presidential election is again serving as a symptom and a symbol of a troubled society. Whatever the outcome, history suggests anything but a quick resolution to deeply rooted problems.
Donald Trump claims to the the law-and-order candidate and accuses his rival of being “lax on security”. Joe Biden’s legislative record proves such accusations to be false.
President Trump was direct in announcing he had COVID-19. But presidents in the past have been very good at deceiving the public about the state of their health. Which direction will Trump go now?
President Trump’s law-and-order campaign rhetoric has been compared to Richard Nixon’s and George Wallace’s similar themes in 1968. But such appeals go much further back, to the US in the early 1800s.
Five of the six contested presidential elections in U.S. history were resolved and the country moved on – one ended in civil war. What will happen if the upcoming election is contested?