Since 2000, 89 new women have come to power in countries around the world – but the US still lags behind.
Predictions about how a woman presidential candidate might fare in 2020 are largely speculation, writes a political scientist, because there isn't enough experience to base those predictions on.
More and more district attorney candidates are running on reversing the government's traditional approach to crime and punishment. And they’re winning.
Scholars say a 'critical mass' of representation is necessary to overcome 'token' status. That's exactly what we saw at the Democratic debate in Atlanta.
Paid family leave and pay equity came up, but on the whole, the remaining Democratic candidates tend to give 'women's issues' short shrift.
Americans want government to serve them, but don't have confidence that it actually can.
She's sitting third on the list of Democratic candidates at the moment, but the Massachusetts Senator's growing popularity may catapult her to the nomination.
Democratic presidential candidates share many ideas and opinions. What they don't share, writes one historian, is the label 'liberal.'
US school segregation is higher than it has been in decades, even if there are no longer overt laws requiring racially segregated schools.
There's one reason the US Democratic presidential field is so crowded – a belief Trump can be beaten. Here's a closer look at the five leading candidates.
The problems facing America are unrestrained capitalism and corruption, said the Democratic presidential candidates over two nights of debates. Or was that really Teddy Roosevelt speaking?
Charisma may be a necessary trait for getting elected – but it also discourages voters from independent moral deliberation about a potential leader's qualifications to govern.
Reparations has emerged as a hot topic among Democratic candidates hoping to replace Trump in 2020. But until now, the issue has only rarely received national attention.
Nearly 650,000 new voters have registered to vote in the California primary. What the influx of new voters will mean is anyone's guess.