Congress has pushed through its first gun control legislation in 30 years. Included in the legislation is a provision to expand a firearm ban to dating partners accused of domestic violence.
Recently announced government plans to lift a ban on hiring agency workers have been tried - and failed – as recently as 2015
Women in more prestigious jobs than their husbands were seven times more likely to experience physical and emotional violence, compared to women ranked lower than their husbands.
Lawmakers in the US Senate are set to vote on a bill that would enshrine abortion into law. But is there a route to legislation?
Some New Zealanders say the government’s COVID-19 response has violated their rights, but do freedoms granted by the Bill of Rights trump the rest of the legal framework?
Senator Joe Manchin’s position on Build Back Better balances delivering for people in his state while not offending their social conservatism, writes a scholar of Appalachian politics.
A quarter of Americans don’t know how they feel about the Build Back Better Act. Focusing on Americans’ individual stories – and not just political theater – could help fuel civic engagement.
Bad laws, political tribalism and cancel culture – philosopher Arthur Prior was describing similar things in the 1950s, and his challenge is just as relevant today.
Union membership has dwindled over the past five decades. But could a flurry of positive headlines over union drives help reverse this trend?
Citizens must always be vigilant that the exceptional powers do not become permanent and that the powers are not used to achieve other objectives.
Five Democrats are refusing to vote on a signature bill until the Congressional Budget Office delivers its full cost estimate. For a small agency, the CBO can hold a lot of legislative sway.
Proposed legislation would required the government to consider how all of its policies affect animal welfare.
Many aspects of American society, from language to sports to fashion, remain structured or separated by gender.
Since the Roosevelt administration, it’s become standard to look for accomplishments in a presidency’s early months.
The idea that Washington, D.C., is paralyzed by gridlock rests on half-truths about the legislative process and a basic misunderstanding of how contemporary policymaking works.
In 1974, Congress invented the reconciliation process to reduce deficits. More recently, reconciliation has been used in ways that increase the deficit. A public policy scholar explains the process.
The idea that Washington, DC is paralyzed by gridlock rests on half-truths about the legislative process and a basic misunderstanding of how contemporary policymaking works.
When far-right and far-left politicians get most of the media attention, it hurts democracy.
In a country where judicial review is not constitutionally guaranteed, hate speech legislation could shackle freedom of expression and limit citizens’ rights to express themselves.
Politicians say they want it, but how often, and under what circumstances, does bipartisanship really happen?