As we celebrate the nation's founding, it's a good time to note the heroism of George Washington. The British were a pain, to be sure, but what really caused him trouble were his teeth.
'The Life of Washington' was painted in the 1930s by an artist who sought to upend a rosy narrative of US history. Now some are saying its images 'traumatize' viewers – and ought to be taken down.
US history is filled with instances where one partisan side charges that the other side's positions will lead to national ruin. Now, both sides accuse the other of betraying their country.
Presidents Day celebrates the American president – not only as a political leader, but as a moral leader. But can a president be a person of strong moral character, as well as a strong leader?
After the recent government shutdown and breakdowns in functioning within all three branches, it looks like the separation of powers system is broken or unbalanced. It is – and it isn't.
The alignment of Independence Day and a presidential visit to Britain makes more sense than you might think.
Reading something that sows doubt about a widely agreed-upon fact – even the election of George Washington as president – can have a profound effect.
America has been promoting religious liberty abroad since its founding, but there has always been disagreement on what exactly it means.
Conflict of interest laws are often not cut and dried. They involve interpretation by lawyers within the Justice Department and judges.
An urban planning expert goes knee-deep into the murky history behind this popular phrase often used to describe the nation's capital.
Thanks to the US's polarised politics, presidents beloved abroad are controversial at home.
The first presidency began with a mandate to make America great. What's changed?
At a time when politics is showing its most divisive side, a scholar argues that embracing humility could help us deal with hidden biases.
Hillary Clinton's candidacy has revived an old controversy in a new way: presidential third terms. It is, as one historian explains, a controversy as old as the nation itself.
The court order to Apple is consistent with the existing law and previous Supreme Court decisions.
Candidates beware! History suggests that book writing presidents are not necessarily the best presidents.
Alexander Hamilton's story is our story. It would be a mistake to remove him from the $10 bill.