How do you pronounce ‘Muslim’? What about ‘spiel’?
How members of America's two parties view the country – and its place in the world – might explain this phenomenon.
Could using the guillotine be more humane than execution by lethal injection?
Many recent executions in the US by lethal injections have resulted in prolonged suffering before death. A historian asks: Could the guillotine be a preferable method?
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One en route to Oslo, Norway, to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2009.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
A critic of Obama's two terms explains how the 44th president's personality and his politics of 'least resistance' prevented him from rising to the moment.
Ronald Reagan at the end of his debate with Walter Mondale, Oct. 22, 1984, Kansas City, Mo.
Self-deprecating humor can be a savvy campaign strategy – but only for certain candidates.
Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor engage in some verbal sparring prior to their 2017 bout.
AP Photo/John Locher
Whether it frustrates or motivates your opponent can depend on the situation.
Welcome to London, Mr Trump.
Relations between the UK and the US haven't always been that "special".
Police officers loyal to the Houthi rebels march during a military parade in Sanaa, Yemen in July 2017. The placards read: ‘Allah is the greatest. Death to America, death to Israel, a curse on the Jews, victory to Islam.’
Political fallout from the Vietnam War gave Congress more power to control foreign affairs, but they have been reluctant to use it.
‘Is he here yet?’
As former director of the US Information Agency, Edward R. Murrow, once put it, presidential travel should be treated as a 'weapon' to influence popular opinion.
Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.
AP Photo/John McConnico
Congress can fix this by updating the tax code.
In 2017 US President Donald Trump intensified the use of drones in Somalia.
EPA/Lt-col Leslie Pratt
Drones are a tool to manage the threat of al-Shabaab, but there's no way they'll defeat the group entirely.
The statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, stands in Richmond, Va.
Virginia's stark political contradictions, reflecting centuries of racism and a new liberal majority, were on display when a blackface image was found recently on the governor's old yearbook page.
Former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is eminently qualified to lead the World Bank.
The World Bank needs to change as part of rethinking the current world order, and giving rising powers and developing countries a meaningful voice.
Educators can use story-telling to make students more politically aware.
Election campaigns inspire hope, but they can also quickly lead to political despair. A scholar says young citizens can learn how to take positive action and stay hopeful.
Women earn less than men in most occupations, including soccer.
AP Photo/Jessica Hill
A decade ago, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the latest legislative effort to close the persistent gap between how much women and men earn. Here's why it hasn’t made much of a difference.
A hawker sells clocks on a roadside in Nigeria’s oil rich Bayelsa state.
Most of the things Nigerians complained about in 2015 are still unresolved -- unemployment, poverty and economic disempowerment.
Unlike many of his predecessors, the US president is no vulture of culture.
GOP President Ronald Reagan and Democratic House Speaker Tip O'Neill at the April, 1983 signing of bipartisan social security legislation.
Most Congresses since the 1970s have passed more than 500 laws, ranging from nuclear disarmament to deficit reduction. Will today's bitter partisanship hamstring the new Congress' productivity?
What will a divided Congress do over the next two years?
The new Congress is divided into a GOP Senate and Democratic House. History provides a glimpse of what this could mean: Democrats hold the power to investigate, if not to legislate.
President George H.W. Bush in 1990.
Though his education initiative staggered while he was in office, the late former President George H.W. Bush had an influence that continues to shape education policy, an education historian says.
Unlike every president who followed him, George H.W. Bush had a background in foreign policy. In 1972, Bush was serving as U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
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The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?