Conservatives and the GOP have mounted a decadeslong legal fight to turn the clock back on the political gains of the civil rights movement.
The Congress that ended on Jan. 3, 2023, had 15 vacancies, a rate unmatched since the 1950s. If that rate continues, whoever leads the now-closely divided House will face trouble.
For decades, there were growing numbers of Democratic and Republican women in Congress, but the number of Republican women has stalled.
Democrats have ridden the West to presidential electoral success since 1992, reversing their poor performances from the 1950s through the 1980s.
If Donald Trump decides to leave the Republican Party and start his own, Teddy Roosevelt and the presidential election of 1912 offer the GOP an ominous warning. Hint: The Democrats win.
With Democrats running the Senate and the GOP in control of the House, there’s concern that Congress won’t get anything done. Turns out, unified government isn’t very productive in the first place.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced she will step aside from senior leadership. It could lead to generational change in the Democratic Party.
Biden remains the default candidate for the Democrat nomination for the 2024 election, but he is ageing and many believe the party would benefit from a younger candidate.
People’s belief in American democracy is undermined by regular changes to state voting laws.
All 50 states have laws that ban potentially intimidating behavior at polling places. They will need enforcement during the 2022 midterm elections.
Republicans and democrats alike have accused each other of threatening the foundations of democracy. How legitimate are these fears?
As the fastest-growing racial group in the US, Asian Americans form an important voting bloc and could play a key role in swing states, write two political scientists.
Voters trust their gut when they decide who an electable candidate is or isn’t. That may be a bad idea.
A partisan election system, attacks on election administration and widespread disinformation place the U.S. democracy in a precarious position.
There’s a new party in town – but it may not last long.
History shows that political contests over the ideological slant of the court are nothing new.
Congress is working on a spending bill to avert another government shutdown. Scholars explain what’s in store if they fail.
The state’s Democratic governor held off an attempt to oust him by some margin. His victory provides a pathway for the national party, and a reminder of the mobilizing power of the state.
New Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in big trouble after an official state report documented 11 cases of sexual harassment by him. He seems to think he can survive the scandal, but a longtime pollster disagrees.
The most successful third parties in US politics don’t typically rise to dominance, but instead challenge the major parties enough to force a course correction.