Protesters and police officers in downtown Los Angeles, Nov. 12, 2016.
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On the face of it, our democratic values are in trouble. But we should be hopeful about the power of protest.
Protestors march on the Capitol Building, Jan. 18, 2017.
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A scholar of presidential power looks at personality, rationality and the institution of the presidency for clues about what the incoming administration can accomplish.
It always seems just out of reach.
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While Clinton's popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, her rival's nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias in management.
Obama has prioritized development of wind and solar in a number of ways, including installation on military bases.
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The Trump administration has the tools to slow the momentum Obama started on clean energy. Countering Trump are global market forces and state-level action.
A pile of papers do not a conflict-of-interest plan make.
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We haven't had a major government ethics scandal since Watergate, which means Americans have forgotten how bad it can be. That's why Trump may end up accidentally reminding us.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland on Jan. 11, 2017.
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An historian based in Poland sees many similarities between Trump and authoritarian nationalists like Poland's Jarosław Kaczyński. But the parallels only go so far.
Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan resonated with voters. Can progressives do the same?
Conservatives have been very successful framing a compelling narrative about who they are and what they stand for. Progressives will have a tough four years if they don't do the same.
US soldiers in Afghanistan, 2015.
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As commander-in-chief, Trump will have a major impact in upholding the U.S. military's honor and ethics. A scholar at the U.S. Naval Academy considers if he is up to the task.
Obama arrives to give his presidential farewell address.
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The nation needed a full-throated rebuttal to the nativism, racism and misogyny that characterized the president-elect’s campaign. Obama failed to deliver.
Can Trump restore America’s manufacturing might through threats and incentives?
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States have been using tax breaks and other incentives like the kind Trump dangled before Carrier for years. There's little evidence they work, and in fact they may lead to widening inequality.
In 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, part of a behind-the-scenes policy to ensure access to oil for the U.S. and its allies.
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Big Oil has historically played a behind-the-scenes role on American policy and politics. No longer.
Thousands of people listen to President-elect Donald Trump speak in Orlando, Florida on Dec. 16, 2016.
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Is Donald Trump's election a sign that something is wrong with our democracy? A philosopher argues that just the opposite is true.
Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos speaks in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's billionaire nominee for education, start on Jan. 11. Here's what you need to know about her past legislative actions and proposals.
Immigration activists rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.
States once used their constitutional authority to argue in defense of slavery. Today, states can make a similar argument to protect immigrants from deportation, writes a legal scholar.
Not if it’s self-dealing.
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Given Trump's substantial conflicts of interest, the foundation's admission of self-dealing should sound a warning to both the president-elect and voters as he takes the oath of office.