The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol held its first hearing to present what it has learned during its almost year-long probe. Three scholars analyze the event.
Demonstrations by Macedonian villagers in the 1980s, which helped spark the end of Communist rule in the former Yugoslavia, hold vital lessons for Americans peacefully protesting for police reform.
Do US attorneys general act in the public’s interest, or the interest of the president who appointed them?
Could defiance of court orders at the highest level undermine the Constitution’s authority in the eyes of American citizens?
Many recent executions in the US by lethal injections have resulted in prolonged suffering before death. A historian asks: Could the guillotine be a preferable method?
How can a community decide the direction it should go, if its members cannot even agree on where they are? Two political scientists say the growing phenomenon of dueling facts threatens democracy.
The Mueller report is out, heavily redacted and the investigative materials it’s based on aren’t public. That’s where Congress comes in, writes a former House counsel. Now they can investigate.
The full report on the special counsel’s Trump investigation has now been made public. As people, Congress and prosecutors nationwide dig into Mueller’s findings, here are three key issues to watch.
As the special counsel’s investigation of Trump turns into a partisan battle in Congress, here are four key issues to follow.
Legally, a person can obstruct justice even if he committed no other crime – though it is harder to prove. It all depends on the intent behind pressuring investigators, say, or firing an FBI director.
The president and attorney general can try to keep the findings of Mueller’s investigation secret. They’ll likely use both the secrecy of grand jury proceedings and executive privilege to do that.
Politicians on the left and right object to this practice, which the Trump administration is championing.