The U.S. government has a long history of trying to restrain Israel, with mixed success.
'Uncertain Futures' reveals what makes policies and promises attractive to those upturned by a greener economy.
Talk between nuclear-armed superpowers is usually a good thing.
Here's what the law actually says.
The humanitarian crisis and escalation fears heighten uncertainty.
Trump’s rise has turned back the clock to the 1930s.
The NSS conveys the president’s vision – and the country’s ‘grand strategy.’
The former Soviet leader learned the hard way that reining in political changes is harder than making them
Let’s look at the many, many holes in Donald Trump’s theory of executive power.
Here’s what scholars know about when protesters are more likely to turn confrontational — or even violent.
Partisan fights have become the norm in Supreme Court nominations
Compare that to the language senators used to grill Constance Baker Motley in 1966, slowing down her confirmation as the first Black female federal judge.
Americans generally oppose Russia and support freedom, no matter their party.
Citizens are more willing to coexist when they feel in control of their own destinies
If Biden fulfills his promise to appoint a Black woman, he’ll make the Supreme Court more representative of the U.S. population
Since the 1960s, the Democratic Party has been dismantled and rebuilt in a strongly progressive direction
Since Shelby County v. Holder ended ‘preclearance’ protections, states have had more leeway to make voting more difficult
Many defenders of Black, Native American and women’s political rights saw Prohibition as increasing freedom
Looking at more than 100 years of data, we found several factors associated with strikes.
He joined the Republican Party just as it was veering away from him.
The White House in October. Editor’s note: This article is
Delays in confirming successful nominations have doubled since the Reagan era
An overarching narrative can lead to fewer foreign policy choices.
Right-wing governments and movements often use these words to justify authoritarian and racist policies.
It wasn’t the first filibuster of the year, and it won’t be the last
Mondale forged today’s model of a vice president actively involved in policy
White working-class voters had been moving to the Republican Party for years. Trump stopped the trend.
Democrats have been moving to the left since well before the pandemic, our research finds
Democrats and Republicans weren’t always divided on abortion funding. That has changed.
In a divided country, elections are won on the margin
That’s been true at least since the 1990s, our research finds
Policies about family planning once had bipartisan support. Here’s what changed.
Will he invest in building up a strong Democratic Party?
Most cabinets have a “concrete floor” for gender representation, and rarely go lower. Will Biden raise that floor in the U.S.?
Our research finds when a party shifts ideology too far, large demographic blocs shift loyalties to the other party
Let’s debunk the myths.
A Q&A with the authors of the new book “Separate But Faithful: The Christian Right’s Radical Struggle to Transform Law and Legal Culture.”
The 25th Amendment answers at least some of the big questions.
That makes them less likely to respond to rhetoric about it.
The verbal escalation of this dispute may make it harder to find offramps
The conservative legal community has been playing a long game aimed at overturning New Deal decisions.
Protests from the 1960s civil rights movement to the 1991 Los Angeles riots changed policies, my research finds
That attitude can spread more quickly than a virus
We examined presidential election data over 100 years.
Louisiana is saying that clinics should have no right to challenge state regulations on the procedure
The incoming director of national intelligence will have a limited tenure
It’s more than putting a face to the name
That kind of showmanship really does boost public opinion ratings
Trump’s best-case scenario could be what happened to Barack Obama.
That depends on whether Congress wants to try to stop him.
Fed Chairman Paul Volcker testifies in 1981. (Photo by James
How did Russia, populism and ‘illiberal democracy’ creep back in?
Republicans have been divided on foreign policy ever since the Cold War ended.
It didn’t help Bill Clinton
There’s a long history of White House lawyers saying what the boss wants to hear.
Statements by the JCS chairman can have a significant impact on public opinion.
Maybe they don’t like Trump. But that’s not what counts.
The U.S.-Israel relationship has been rocky for years.
This was a U.S.-Soviet arms treaty, but there’s a China factor.
The holiday can evoke a shared identity that reduces dislike of the ‘other’ party.
The WTO wants to rule out the local economic benefits that the initiative would rely on.
Two articles of the Constitution and two statutes offer guidance.
Arthur Laffer yesterday, Tiger Woods last month — Trump is awarding Medals of Freedom much in the way he’s used his power to pardon.
The ‘Laffer curve,’ which suggests lowering tax rates might increase tax revenue, shows that ideas can have consequences even when experts ridicule them
It’s not easy for Congress to block arms sales.
The United States tried that with Japan. It didn’t end well.
The “cheif hostage negotiator” doesn’t seem to understand how American policy works.
Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld speaks during a New England
The organization was nonpartisan before the 1970s. What happened?
The Judeo-Christian tradition has become a partisan catchphrase.
What do they have in common — besides the fact that both worked for George Wallace?
Here’s what recognizing Israeli sovereignty of the strategic land could mean for the region.
We found some surprising data in our research
A short history of presidential vetoes and Congress’s attempts to override them.
We examined the sentences of politicians in four countries.
Editors' note: We are reposting this analysis, first published on January
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the
Editor's note: On Feb. 1, 2019, the Trump administration followed
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Here’s what you need to know.
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During an Oct. 2, 2018, press briefing, the U.S. permanent
As former president Barack Obama has begun campaigning for Democrats
It turns out that studying the workings of the presidency
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When President Trump revoked former CIA director John Brennan’s security
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Since taking office, President Trump has shown a firm commitment
In July, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced tough questions
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