Historically, Republican politicians have subtly – and not-so-subtly – exploited racial fears.
The new head of Oxford university says it did but while some took post-tragedy patriotism too far, others were pursuing an old agenda.
The best person for a job may not be the one who best knows how to do the work but the one who can get the best work out of others. A scholar examines the nature of leadership.
If there is an important issue, chances are there is federal advisory committee for it. With over 1,000 such committees in operation at any given time, it is worth understanding how they work.
Likely presidential hopeful Jeb Bush may be first among equals in support from mega-rich Super PACS but dough alone is not enough to get to the front of the pack in Republican politics
The obscure candidates jumping into the Republican race for president will likely only see the inside of the White House on a tour. Yet long-shot candidates persist. Why?
Americans unhappy with our two-party system only need look at the British election this week for an alternative. But they might not like what they see.
Songs no longer relay party platforms. Instead, they're used to promote "celebrity" candidates.
What is up with Bernie Sanders? No chance that he would win the primary, much less the presidency. But there is a long history of outsider candidates who have impacted American politics.
Racial segregation and poisonous living conditions played a large part in determining the young man's fate.
Despite having a black police commissioner and mayor, Baltimore has become the latest focus of African-American anger at racist policing.
Women have made remarkable strides in politics but a Hillary Clinton White House would still have to contend with continuing sexism against women in public life.
The worst-kept secret in American politics is finally out in the open. What now?
In his long career, retiring Senator Harry Reid earned the grudging respect if not admiration of his worst political enemies.
Politics as partisan blood sport may be fun to watch but may undermine discourse necessary for democracy. A study finds that online town halls may re-engage potential voters in the political process.
The opportunity gap between well-off and poor American children is vast and, more alarmingly still, it is growing. Some political leaders are starting to take note of the grim consequences.
Political dynasties have played a significant role throughout America's history. Their ongoing existence and prominence convey a level of inequality in access to political influence.
For many Israelis, the potential danger of a bad deal with Iran pales in comparison to the damage caused to US-Israeli relations by Benjamin Netanyahu’s trickery.
If you want a desirable ambassadorship, becoming a Foreign Service Officer and earning the relevant degrees – in other words, accumulating experience – might not be the best plan of action.
As she plans her 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton is getting embroiled in the sort of influence-peddling fiasco that has dogged philanthropists for decades.