While other countries set strict limits on the length of campaigns, American presidential races have become drawn-out, yearslong affairs. It wasn’t always this way.
Democratic presidential candidates share many ideas and opinions. What they don't share, writes one historian, is the label 'liberal.'
Data released under FOIA shows that ICE is encountering more US citizens and more women.
With Congress rebuffing efforts to cut benefits, the White House is trying to change the rules.
Where do old Confederate statues go when they die? The former Soviet bloc countries could teach the US something about dealing with monuments from a painful past.
To one scholar of the post-truth era, tuning in to Robert Mueller's testimony Wednesday was to hear a duel over the facts. Not what the facts imply – but what the facts are.
An estimated 500,000 Rohingya children, refugees from Myanmar, are growing up in Bangladesh in overcrowded camps with no access to formal education.
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
A new project looks at the race of on-duty police officers and civilians involved in 917 fatal shootings in 2015.
The Trump administration has once again tried to change immigration law, this time enacting severe limits on the rights of asylum-seekers. An immigration law expert says only Congress can do that.
The US is unique in its criminal punishment policies – as the recent sentencing of neo-Nazi James Fields Jr. demonstrates.
A fifth of the world's oil travels through the narrow waterway.
Will Syrian religious extremists migrate to the West as refugees in need – and then do harm? A team of researchers surveyed Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey to find out the answer.
The conviction of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, who evaded justice in Mexico, is a win for US officials. But it's a pyrrhic victory in the war on drugs.
The US legal system often gives the police the benefit of the doubt.
Former US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passed away on July 16. One of his former law clerks recalls her most memorable assignment.
President Trump hinted that he would defy a Supreme Court ruling recently, though he later yielded to its authority. Andrew Jackson – Trump's hero – likewise challenged the rule of law in the 1830s.
Demographers have figured out a simple and effective way to estimate the number of unauthorized immigrants – even without information on citizenship.
Deportees and other migrants return home wealthier, more educated and with more work experience than people who never left. This 'brain gain' benefits the whole community, financially and politically.
The Vietnam War ended in 1975. But it's still harming the health of Vietnamese people born after the conflict ended.
Nearly 50 years old, the treaty has been signed by 190 countries – more than any other arms limitation treaty. But now Iran is threatening to withdraw.
How did Alaska, one of the richest states in the Union, end up with budget cuts that lawmakers on both sides say could wreck the state's future? One answer's found in three letters: PFD.
Turkey's authoritarian leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was handed a big defeat recently when his party's candidate lost a crucial election contest. Is this the beginning of Erdogan's demise?
It's dismantling the Office of Personnel Management and relocating hundreds of USDA research jobs on short notice.
The National Intelligence Council works inside government but is little understood outside. Yet it has helped respond to almost all the major foreign policy challenges of the last 40 years.