The US electoral system and campaign-funding mechanisms have pushed the Democratic Party toward the center of the political spectrum. But progressive ideas are gaining ground within the party.
Women made gains in Congress this election cycle, but they are still underrepresented compared to their share of the population.
Misogyny combined with partisan vitriol is a dangerous combination for women politicians and American democracy, says a recent House resolution denouncing 'violence against women in politics.'
Congress is spending trillions of dollars trying to rescue the US economy and support workers and businesses. Can America afford it? 'No sweat,' according to modern monetary theory.
Pastel colours and serif fonts: is Annastacia Palaszczuk trying to be an Instagram influencer?
To many, the idea that states might cancel or postpone their primary elections as a response to the COVID-19 epidemic sounds undemocratic. What's the political effect of these postponements?
Concentration camps are by no means only synonymous with Nazi terror or totalitarianism. In fact, concentration camps have deep roots in the culture and politics of Anglo-American liberal democracies.
Support for over-the-counter birth control pills is growing. But a drawback could be that insurers would not pay for them. Also, some people have safety concerns. Could pharmacists be the solution?
In the US, women politicians from minority communities have become the leading faces of a new generation of politicians – one that will drive the 2020 elections.
Woody Guthrie’s anthem has become a rallying cry for immigrants. But did he really have a 'blind spot' for Native Americans, as some have claimed?
Difficult to pronounce, synecdoche is the form of rhetoric used by President Trump when he told four Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “corrupt” countries they came from.
A new kind of capitalism is emerging in which companies value communities, the environment and workers just as much as profits. Even the Business Roundtable agrees.
President Donald Trump has appealed to his base by attacking four Democratic Congresswomen of colour.
If the US military were a country, its carbon emissions would rank between that of Peru and Portugal.
The lawmakers have proposed capping interest rates on consumer loans at 15%, but doing so may hurt some of the people it's aiming to protect.
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (known as AOC), the youngest woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, has an authentic voice that is rising in popularity.
The idea of the Green New Deal has been around for more than a decade. Why all the fuss about it now?
During the Cold War, socialism was portrayed as a gateway drug to communist orthodoxy. The crisis in Venezuela has resurrected tired old tropes about “pinks” and “useful idiots."
Democratic lawmakers have offered a number of ways to reverse decades of widening economic inequality. A tax expert gives them a closer look.
Critics complain that government debt saddles future generations with a financial burden. The critics are wrong.