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?
A politician who wields a comeback with skill can use it as both a bludgeon and a shield, damaging the opponent without hurting their own popularity with voters.
The appeal of Jerry Falwell Jr., who resigned as president of Liberty University following a sex scandal, came from his family legacy. His late father, Jerry Falwell Sr., wielded enormous influence.
As the coronavirus spreads far and wide, a political philosopher argues that it is a time to understand that the idea of individual happiness does not work without thinking of the larger good.
As Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is marked around the globe, a historian examines the little-known players in the long-running fight in the US Congress to pass a bill acknowledging the Genocide.
The Trump administration is only the latest to push the boundaries of the law to take out foreign adversaries.
Trump will survive the impeachment process in 2020, no matter what malfeasance comes to light. The Republicans will protect their man at all costs.
Self-deprecating humor can be a savvy campaign strategy – but only for certain candidates.
The number of migrants living in churches has spiked recently in anticipation of threatened immigration raids, but churches have long protected refugees in an act of faith-based civil disobedience.
Democratic presidential candidates share many ideas and opinions. What they don't share, writes one historian, is the label 'liberal.'
Former President Jimmy Carter's foreign policy efforts may have been far more effective than critics have claimed.