Colossal public monuments to Hinduism are going up across India, sending an ominous message to the country's 260 million religious minorities.
Two scholars examine days of parliamentary debate to learn how British MPs talk about the 'Irish backstop' and maintaining peace in Northern Ireland.
A psychologist unexpectedly realized that Obama's memoir 'Becoming' mirrors the life stages she's identified in a group of women she's been tracking since 1970.
Gun control bills passed recently by the House of Representatives may never become law, but they are still a sign of important change.
They wanted to oust Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in Tuesday's election, but the failure of three centrist generals to talk about key issues may have made Netanyahu the apparent winner.
Despite two major journalistic investigations of Fox News' so-called 'empire,' the idea that Fox News wields immense political power in the US and in the White House falls apart under scrutiny.
It's not necessarily because of Islamophobia.
Thousands of Central American migrants are trying to cross the U.S. southern border. One scholar followed their paths to find out why they make the dangerous, sometimes deadly, journey.
Before marijuana was legalized, people argued over how it would affect taxes, crime and teens. But only now is there enough data to settle some of these debates.
There is no inherent tension between Islam and democratic values. Like any use of religion in politics, the application of Sharia as law depends on who is using it – and why.
Several world leaders, including Vladimir Putin, stand accused of plagiarizing their PhD dissertations. Whether they resign, deny or ignore the allegations says a lot about the country they run.
The Constitution gives Congress the power over the executive branch, which it's free to flex.
States may have passed these laws with the aim of reducing turnout. But new evidence suggests that they have a minimal or nonexistent effect.
As rival factions vie for control over Venezuela, many of the country’s 31 million people are suffering prolonged power outages, food and water shortages, and limited access to medicine.
The White House proposed these cuts for three years in a row. That clashes with longstanding bipartisan leadership regarding rights for all people with disabilities.
When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.
Legislators in a growing number of democracies are clamping down on civil society. In the United States, it's happening at the state level.
Gabon's strongman president, Ali Bongo, is barely clinging to power after contested elections, a stroke and a coup attempt. The Bongo family has run this stable central African nation for 52 years.
Rural and small-town residents believe they aren't getting their fair share from the government. A majority of them were Trump supporters in 2016. How will they vote when Trump is gone?
Supreme Court justices have previously called statistical methods of measuring partisan gerrymandering 'sociological gobbledygook' and 'a bunch of baloney.'
As the special counsel's investigation of Trump turns into a partisan battle in Congress, here are four key issues to follow.
Does the Electoral College encourage candidates to campaign in rural areas, as its supporters claim? And do electors actually filter the 'passions' of voters, as the founders wanted them to?
Legally, a person can obstruct justice even if he committed no other crime – though it is harder to prove. It all depends on the intent behind pressuring investigators, say, or firing an FBI director.
Russian media outlets are holding up the Mueller report as another example of American dysfunction, with President Trump a symptom of larger problems rather than the man who might solve them.
Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah is one of the very few GOP critics of President Trump's character and leadership. Why has he staked out this lonely position? His Mormon faith.