Consider the bill known as the Stark Naked Act of 1997, one of many pieces of legislation with curious, perhaps manipulative, names.
The Afghanistan War now has an end date: 9/11/21. Experts explain the history of US involvement in Afghanistan, the peace process to end that conflict and how the country's women are uniquely at risk.
The new US administration has talked about setting up an alliance of democracies. For the time being, the project seems vague. Yet such an alliance is necessary.
Press-bashing was a feature of the years Trump was president. But a new, more constructive kind of press criticism has also emerged that aims to improve journalism, not delegitimize it.
Research suggests that reminding Americans – Democrats and Republicans – of their family history creates empathy for immigrants and more favorable views toward immigration.
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.
Four articles from The Conversation US archive provide context and analysis on the historic legislation.
In the United States, economists are currently questioning the risks of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package.
Former enslaved persons never got 'forty acres and a mule,' and their descendants have been denied reparations for the legacy of slavery. Will Joe Biden be the president to change that?
A recent survey conducted in eight European countries provides a snapshot of citizens' views of their own countries' leaders as well as those who influence the future of the EU.
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.
Endless filibustering has paralysed the US Senate, and with it all of Congress. Will this form of obstructionism be one of the main challenges facing Biden, as some Democrats fear?
From Vice-President Kamala Harris to Senator Bernie Sanders, voices were raised during the campaign for a more accessible US health care system. What can we expect from the Biden administration?
A new Morrison government plan sorely misses the point on electric vehicles. It's in stark contrast to Biden's ambitious EV strategy.
On January 20, President Joe Biden inaugurated a new chapter in the country's narrative and expressed faith in the nation's healing and redemption.
The United States has a robust food supply chain and a social safety net in place that could, if fully utilized, nearly eliminate hunger within its borders.
Everyone's saying it: 'Democracy is fragile' in the United States. But a political science scholar says that has always been the case.
The first national youth poet laureate in the United States taps into the power of generativity, a concept that refers to creating a legacy that lasts beyond our lifetimes to shape future generations.
President Joe Biden's executive order could be fatal to the Keystone XL pipeline. The Canadian oil sector now has no choice but to innovate to survive.
Biden's inaugural speech focused mainly on healing domestic rifts and a new kind of politics at home. But he also signalled a return to engagement with the outside world.