Trump's administration plans to ramp up prosecution of unauthorized border crossings. Here's the story of how it became illegal in the first place.
An executive order signed in 1917 created what's been called 'the nation's first ministry of information.' The media are still feeling its impact.
In 'The Givers,' author David Callahan warns that today's mega-rich philanthropists wield too much political clout. He may be exaggerating their power and lowballing the public's own strength.
The stack of executive orders, proclamations and memoranda Trump has signed makes other presidents' stacks look puny.
A scholar of rhetoric makes note of one way Trump’s language has changed since he became president.
You often hear police express a concern that their jobs will become more difficult if they are forced to work with ICE. We look at the evidence.
Marine Le Pen of the far right National Front and independent Emmanuel Macron advance to the runoff on May 7.
How could green groups attract more diverse volunteers? Maybe they could put more time and energy into outreach toward the people most affected by environmental injustices.
Wondering how the U.K. government can just decide to dissolve itself and call for a general election? As our expert explains, it's not uncommon.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is famous for really getting a lot done fast. Will history remember Trump so kindly?
Trump's promise to appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court could mean the fate of the death penalty rests in the court of public opinion.
Democrat Jon Ossoff will face Republican Karen Handel in a runoff on June 20.
Should French children be taught about the 'positive aspects' of colonialism? What the presidential candidates say.
Contraception saves lives, and U.S. spending on it abroad had an unintended upside when it formed the backbone of early HIV prevention efforts.
The system is backlogged and inefficient. Trump's commitment to strict immigration enforcement will likely make the problem worse.
How a once trustworthy NATO ally, an aspiring EU candidate and an emerging power came to be ruled by one strong man.
Get up to speed before the first round of voting on April 23.
Rather than an outright coup, Venezuela's government has slowly eroded its democratic institutions and processes, until now.
Does Trump’s family have too much sway in the White House? We consider parallels ranging from the Ottoman empire to the Clinton administration.
Some American voters hope that instant runoff can make our elections better. But a mathematician has an idea for another solution.
Twenty years ago, a sheriff won a lawsuit against a federal gun control law. Today, San Francisco is betting the same argument for state's rights will stop Trump from defunding sanctuary cities.
According to 2016 rankings, Somalia is the most fragile state in the world, worse off even than Syria. But there are reasons to believe things will improve.
U.S. democracy assistance is not perfect. But drastic cuts to that slice of the federal budget would sever a lifeline to pro-democracy activists around the world.
History suggests it would be a big mistake.
Are Trump’s missile strikes against Syria constitutional? An expert on Congress and foreign policy provides a brief history of how the separation of war powers has blurred over time.