Congressional hearings into the January 6 insurrection have exposed the extent to which self-regulation of social media is not working.
Referendums and citizens initiatives can be a popular way to push politicians to listen to the people – they can also be an exercise in propaganda.
Other countries disqualify political officials and prevent them from holding office more often than the US does. There are benefits and potential risks to using this kind of legal tactic.
Breaking History reads like a dutiful student’s account of ‘what I did on my summer holidays’. But Kushner provides useful insights into the Washington and Middle Eastern policy-making processes.
With two months to go until the US mid-terms, President Joe Biden has seen a significant lift in his approval ratings.
Almost 35 years after the US Senate was first warned about climate change, it has passed a bill. Here’s what it means for Australia.
Distrust of government blended with strains of Christian fundamentalism can produce a violent form of Christian nationalism, a scholar explains.
A new book about George Floyd, the grandson of sharecroppers, murdered by a police officer in 2020, is a moving work of reportage and activism.
The concept of body ownership shows how the Supreme Court’s decision affects every woman, whether they can get pregnant or not.
US President Calvin Coolidge hasn’t gone down in history for his triumphs or failures as president during the 1920s – but his dry sense of humor carries on.
The Supreme Court held off at least another day before announcing a ruling on abortion rights. High profile cases take more time to finalize, but there are also political and public relations factors.
Much of the US public is riveted by the January 6 hearings. But the country is deeply divided as to what they are saying.
Is it time to stop labelling scandals according to a Washington break-in 50 years ago?
Misinformation spread by the former president cast doubt on the latest vote.
The firearms industry pressure group is expert in preventing any reform of America’s weak gun ownership laws. Here’s why.
American institutions are seemingly powerless to enact gun reform because so many Americans believe – consciously or not – that any sacrifice is worth it to live in the best country in the world.
The nature of elected office combines with the lasting priorities of public opinion to put gun control on the back burner, even in times when it does get massive public attention.
Conservative Christians have cheered restrictions on some birth control. But many decades ago, Christian leaders’ support helped contraceptives become acceptable in the first place.
The three leading candidates in the GOP Senate primary race in Pennsylvania all hitched their wagons to Trump. But will that make it harder for the Republican winner to win the center come the fall?
Overturning this landmark US Supreme Court ruling would set back reproductive justice for women around the world.