A San Diego rally against a scheduled visit by President Donald Trump.
AP Photo/Gregory Bull
Defiant against Trump's policies on immigration and environment, California finds itself defending its way of life – the California Dream itself.
NRA volunteer shooting instructors Vern Marion and Brian Beck, firing at targets in 2002.
AP Photo/Debra Reid
The nation's biggest gun advocacy group operates as a bundle of distinct organizations. It's a fairly common arrangement, followed also by the likes of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
Headline of a planned summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.
AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon
A former US Department of Defense and State Department official explains why a hard-line approach on North Korea will likely fail, as it did with Iran.
Gina Haspel addresses The Office of Strategic Services Society in 2017.
A new head could help repair the president's relationship with the spy agency, but only if leaders stop playing politics with intelligence.
One government transparency movement may now be threatened by the other.
During Sunshine Week, three scholars of government transparency look at a potential collision between the old freedom of information movement and the new open government movement. Is there room for both?
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
A scholar who has profiled leaders like Saddam Hussein and Vladimir Putin says there is a method to understanding the madness.
Could the solution to a nuclear North Korea lie in arbitration?
Trump and Kim are due to meet this spring. But if these talks fail could international arbitration provide - as it has in the past - an alternative way out of the North Korean crisis?
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un featured in a South Korean news program.
What scholars know about the past, present and future of the US' relationship with North Korea, as the two countries' leaders prepare to meet.
In the case of wedding cake.
AP Photo/David Zalubowski
More than 1,000 Nebraskans were asked about laws that protect business owners who refuse to serve gays or lesbians. People on either side of the issue made appeals to rights, freedom and capitalism.
Nikolas Cruz, facing 17 charges of premeditated murder, appears in court.
Florida does not have a 'red flag' law that would have let police seize Nikolas Cruz's guns before he killed. But there are actions law enforcement could have taken to address his murderous impulses.
Deedra Abboud is running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona.
AP Photo/Matt York
Research shows they face greater obstacles to election than their male counterparts, thus work harder and represent constituents better.
Bipartisan laughter: Eisenhower with GOP Sen. William Knowland and Democratic Sen. Lyndon Johnson.
The current period of partisan division in the US isn't unique. We can learn from past President Dwight Eisenhower on how to leave bitterness behind and get back to what he called the "Middle Way."
Derek Cote, a homeless man, panhandling in the median strip on a street in Portland, Maine.
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The First Amendment protects everything from porn to hateful signs outside military funerals. That includes fundraising pitches of all kinds.
Immigration advocates hold a rally on Capitol Hill.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File
Scholars have you covered on all sides of the 'Dreamers' issue, with solid research to boot.
Instability is the norm in politics.
Our current politically turbulent times in the US are difficult – but not unusual. History shows that fragility is the norm. Get used to it. What is unusual are moments of calm.
The number of Guatemalan children adopted by foreign parents dropped from 4,100 in 2008 to 58 in 2010, after the country drastically curtailed the practice.
Reuters/Jorge Dan Lopez
In 2005, almost 46,000 children were adopted across borders. Ten years later, just 12,000 were. The foreign adoption system is imploding, potentially putting children's lives in danger.