Politics, age and gender combine to shape the understanding of presidents’ families – and the presidents themselves.
Special counsels can help presidential administrations avoid the perception of bias, but they are not as independent as the independent counsels of the past.
It’s the electorate, not the courts, that will decide Donald Trump’s fate in 2024. Many voters appear willing to give him a second chance — as Americans often do when it comes to former presidents
Kamala Harris is on track to be one of the most influential vice presidents in history. This says more about the Senate than the amount of power the vice president actually wields.
The New York Times’ publication of the Pentagon Papers showed the paper was willing to jeopardize connections to other powerful institutions, including the government, to serve the public interest.
Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore the importance of Henry Kissinger’s legacy in government and as a public intellectual.
The Vietnam War whistleblower, who died on June 16, 2023, wrestled with his decision to leak thousands of pages of government documents.
Trump’s indictment will force Americans to grapple with the exact role of presidents – and limits of their power.
With a federal indictment of former President Donald Trump, currently a presidential candidate, a legal scholar explores what the law says about the consequences of such an unprecedented act.
Journalism has been fodder for politicians’ contempt for generations. A huge percentage of the public doesn’t trust the news media either. That mistrust isn’t a bad thing in a democracy.
A 1971 law, and the parallel growth of an illegal economy, shaped South Africa’s unique cannabis landscape.
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 House GOP is scrutinizing federal investigators for alleged abuses of power. But will they probe abuses that may have been committed by members of their own party?
Special counsels can help administrations avoid the perception of bias, but politics is never fully out of the picture.
Trump isn’t the first modern president with legal problems, but he would be the first former president to be indicted for alleged crimes.
The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report is the latest in a long series of congressional studies that have tried to answer hard questions about government failures and suggest ways to avoid them.
Henry Kissinger’s influence on US foreign policy is profound. His transactional approach – avowedly values free – includes support of murderous and genocidal foreign leaders.
Special counsels are not entirely independent, but they do still help administrations avoid the perception of bias.
What began as two journalists’ attempt to secure Scott Morrison’s reputation seems likely to tarnish his legacy forever. It’s an eye-watering own goal – and problematic journalism, in various ways.
Both sweeping immunity and overzealous prosecutions of former leaders can undermine democracy. But such prosecutions pose different risks for older democracies like the US than in younger ones.