When politicians talk more about their personal lives and less about politics, it makes people from the opposing side of the political line see them as people and like them more.
Virtue signaling is designed to communicate specifically to one partisan tribe and to affirm its moral superiority. A scholar of ethics and politics explains why that is unwelcome in a divided US.
After mass shootings, politicians in Washington have failed to pass new gun control legislation, despite public pressure. But laws are being passed at the state level, largely to loosen restrictions.
A scholar who studies biblical texts explains how the Bible, its laws, and ancient debates were set within a complex vision of society at that time.
Donald Trump’s tenure as president reveals how pathologies are part of what Americans see as their “exceptionalism.”
Pollsters at the University of Texas in Austin explain why the numbers just don’t add up for the Democrat.
Although the choice of liberal icon Jimmy Carter as commencement speaker at Liberty University might be surprising, an expert explains why this fits in with the dream of conservative schools.
The Republican position on health care has been based upon a belief in individual choice. Here’s how their own versions of health care bills eroded choice, however, and how they also did harm.
Even by the standards of the Trump campaign, the Republican jamboree in Cleveland was a sorry spectacle.
Spanking does not lead to better behavior by children. Instead, it could lead to some adverse, long-term consequences.
If Donald Trump is tapping into a more fundamental disconnect from the Washington establishment, he might attract many voters who have previously abstained or even voted Democrat.
The Republican establishment’s worst nightmare has become reality. What now?
The GOP nomination may be Trump’s, but the general election is another story.
A survey of 1,200 voters provides insight into which candidate is closest to the median American voter on the issues.
Two weeks ago Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz were riding high. The New York primary changes all that with decisive victories for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
New research on first impressions offers hope that the presidential front-runners may still be able to win over voters who have unfavorable opinions of them.
If you want to see how dangerous a candidate Ted Cruz is, just take a look at the company he keeps.
A brokered convention just got more likely for the Republicans.
The word may be new, but the first time the ‘birther’ political ploy was used was in the 1916 presidential elections.
Could the Republicans’ biggest nightmare finally be about to come true?