House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced she will step aside from senior leadership. It could lead to generational change in the Democratic Party.
Biden remains the default candidate for the Democrat nomination for the 2024 election, but he is ageing and many believe the party would benefit from a younger candidate.
People’s belief in American democracy is undermined by regular changes to state voting laws.
All 50 states have laws that ban potentially intimidating behavior at polling places. They will need enforcement during the 2022 midterm elections.
Republicans and democrats alike have accused each other of threatening the foundations of democracy. How legitimate are these fears?
As the fastest-growing racial group in the US, Asian Americans form an important voting bloc and could play a key role in swing states, write two political scientists.
Voters trust their gut when they decide who an electable candidate is or isn’t. That may be a bad idea.
A partisan election system, attacks on election administration and widespread disinformation place the U.S. democracy in a precarious position.
There’s a new party in town – but it may not last long.
History shows that political contests over the ideological slant of the court are nothing new.
Congress is working on a spending bill to avert another government shutdown. Scholars explain what’s in store if they fail.
The state’s Democratic governor held off an attempt to oust him by some margin. His victory provides a pathway for the national party, and a reminder of the mobilizing power of the state.
New Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in big trouble after an official state report documented 11 cases of sexual harassment by him. He seems to think he can survive the scandal, but a longtime pollster disagrees.
The most successful third parties in US politics don’t typically rise to dominance, but instead challenge the major parties enough to force a course correction.
The Senate has a lot of rules, and its parliamentarian interprets what those rules allow – and what they don’t. That can mean a bill will face either huge obstacles, or very few obstacles to passage.
States led by Republican governors generally had higher COVID-19 case and death rates in 2020.
The leftist Democratic Socialists of America was tiny before the 2016 election. Now, with 90,000 dues-paying members and four seats in Congress, the DSA is upending Democratic politics nationwide.
The majority of Americans say they’d like to be able to vote for a third party. Donald Trump says he might start one. But neither is likely to happen.
As GOP-run statehouses across the country tighten voting restrictions, a bill in Congress would, its Democratic sponsors say, undo more than 15 years of moves to make voting harder.
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?