Opposition forces in France are using the president’s unpopularity to push for a new constitution. It’s a dangerous game.
American history can partly explain why some Americans have come to believe only Donald Trump has their interests at heart, and will vote for him — and fight for him — despite his indictments.
When America was young, its leaders had no trouble retiring from public service and public life. That’s not universally true now.
Like all criminal defendants, Trump will enjoy the protection that a jury will offer from abuse by government prosecutors.
Pence’s announcement that he will run for president brings to mind how rare it is for a vice president to compete against a former running mate.
Compromises, no matter how horrible, have long been used to solve seemingly intractable political problems – but at a cost.
Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, first established a set of political decorum rules in legislatures to help establish stability during the country’s early years.
Americans have long nurtured mixed feelings about age and aged leaders. Yet during the country’s founding, a young America admired venerable old sages.
Historians change their views of presidents over time, often because of the country’s changing views on race and moral leadership.
Americans are not the first to fret over the potential harm that parties can inflict. But parties can also promote the common interest.
Many people define ‘bias’ as ‘anything that doesn’t agree with me.’ But are the news media really biased?
The celebration of generous portions, meat and fat as masculine and patriotic would have been alien to Washington and Jefferson, who advocated vegetables and moderation as American ideals.
Historians of American religious history explain why the Supreme Court’s recent religious liberty rulings are an example of America’s long struggle to define religious freedom.
The vice president has said he looks forward to meeting the framers of the Constitution in heaven. That is not the mindset of someone with short-term vision.
Coverage of the House Jan. 6 hearings focuses on what went wrong that led up to Trump supporters’ laying siege to the US Capitol. A government scholar looks at what went right, both then and now.
Once owned by James Madison, the Montpelier plantation remains a model for presenting a full depiction of the life of the former president as well as the lives of those he enslaved.
Like today, passions were strong and political discourse was inflamed in late 18th-century America. Angry mobs torched buildings. Virginians drank a toast to George Washington’s speedy death.
The Founding Fathers were unrelenting in their commitment to the idea that circumstances can arise that require public officials to take actions abridging individual freedoms.
Few people embody the contradictions of U.S. history like the author of the Star Spangled Banner, someone who denounced slavery as a moral wrong but rejected racial equality.
Fewer than half of Americans report knowing someone who is Muslim. Here we explain Islam, its diversity and its long history in the United States.