The Fed is getting some good press. So what exactly is the Fed, and what does it do?
With House Republicans holding an impeachment inquiry against Pres. Biden, here's what to know about this constitutional tool.
The Black woman candidate for Senate may face resistance from a group often expected to vote for Democrats.
A recent court decision benefited immigrants, but the battle will likely continue.
But electing a speaker won’t resolve the crisis.
She changed politics – and political science.
Hint: There’s a secret list of speakers in waiting
The TMC 2022 roundups: African politics
The TMC 2022 roundups: Voting rights
What made these leaders effective? We interviewed politicians, journalists, doctors and others in New Zealand and Iceland to find out.
Data from Twitter bios suggests many of Trump’s biggest fans are backing away
The continued descent of Ye
If Trump picks her as his running mate, she’ll have a bigger platform. And Republican leaders can’t dent her approval.
White backlash to the Voting Rights Act led Southern states to imprison more Black people.
Staff in the field are reporting firsthand how climate disasters are hurting vulnerable countries. That may help shift institutional policies.
Biden’s action could help some Democratic candidates for the House. But the real action on cannabis policy now rests with the states.
We examined whether candidates’ beliefs — for and against the "big lie” — matched up with those of their state’s voters. Nope.
In some ways, it looks like Jimmy Carter’s amnesty for Vietnam War draft dodgers
The decision against the Obama-era policy seems to invite other challenges to immigrant rights
If the House agrees to seat the delegate, it would fulfill a nearly 200-year-old treaty obligation with the Cherokee Nation.
Many federal appeals courts have been live-streaming audio, at a minimum, during the pandemic. They may or may not continue.
During Jim Crow, she forged career paths for Black girls.
From the ‘Byrd bath’ to the ‘vote-a-rama,’ here’s what’s happening with the Inflation Reduction Act
The U.S. military has a strong tradition of staying out of politics. And that’s a good thing.
Washington’s lack of representation reveals several cracks in American democracy
Public education once trained young citizens to be part of democracy. Here’s what’s needed now.
Beijing sees California as a global climate leader
Here’s what scholars know about when protesters are more likely to turn confrontational — or even violent.
Here’s what Democrats and Republicans will probably do
Black mothers face distinct challenges that can lead to a commitment to caring for a broad community
The percentages the CDC reports don’t necessarily line up with census data. Here’s why.
Biden signed a spending bill that will fund landmark infrastructure projects. Will poorer areas be left behind?
Research suggests that religion doesn’t influence judges’ decisions.
Here’s what my research found
The trick, for activists, is to get authorities and other audiences to focus on their issues as well as their tactics.
A wave of anti-LGBT bills may motivate political activism
Biden has nominated more than ever — but Black women face many obstacles in legal careers
Black women legislators can point out policy blind spots others might overlook
Trump and others keep blaming extremist violence on these ‘radical left people.’ Here’s what our research found.
Changing Senate rules is really, really hard.
Researchers may be right to follow the money. But they may also want to follow legislators and lobbyists’ more relaxed time together.
Our textbook suggests teaching about the Jan. 6 insurrection with this framing.
Contributions to members of Congress who supported overturning the 2020 election are down compared to four years ago. But it’s early.
Mark Meadows is held in contempt of Congress.
These three things help policies succeed
When prosecutors’ powers expand broadly, implicit bias means those powers are used disproportionately against racial minorities.
And what happened to Build Back Better, the social and climate infrastructure bill?
Despite criticism of federal agencies, civil servants and private-sector managers and executives are about as likely to feel they can do their jobs well, our research finds
A short-term debt-ceiling agreement.
Democrats like to say Republicans are waging a ‘war on women.’ That erases the conservative Republican women who have been working to ban abortion.
New research uncovered one surprising reason.
The House’s changes will be among the most significant reforms to staffing in decades. Will they be enough?
Once it was easy to collect gray-market antiquities. Things have tightened up.
Biden said social media companies are ‘killing people’ by spreading vaccine misinformation
Yes, the speaker can do that.
Stories of coup fears among key officials in the waning days of the Trump administration emerge
History suggests that the walkout could succeed, but only if Texas Democrats are willing to suffer some significant political pain
Two states — Delaware and Kentucky — still allowed slavery until the 13th Amendment was ratified, six months after Juneteenth.
My research finds that their confirmations take much longer than average, despite their excellent qualifications.
For Black Americans, freedom is tied to location — not a date in June
International treaties outlaw false communications that might endanger a flight
Chad has a long history of armed conflicts. That doesn’t mean it’s a country of warriors.
But if its decision goes too far, the Supreme Court might be handing ammunition to liberals who want to overhaul the court.
30 years later, global financial institutions still condition loans on policies like 'structural reforms’
They’ll discuss new ways to cooperate, as well as unfinished business from the Trump years
Without mentioning race, they emphasize predominantly White schools and ignore high-performing, majority-Black schools, our analysis found
Stigma holds back those who’ve served time, and it’s visited on their children, my research finds
The American Rescue Plan Act becomes law
Just ask Reps. Liz Cheney and Marjorie Taylor Greene, now standing for the GOP’s two opposing poles
Here’s what we learned by counting the protests during the past four years
Kim Janey’s step into that office will signal that the city has changed
That’s what our research finds
That includes plenty of Republicans with college educations
Impeachment comes a second time for Trump.
The counterterrorism manual doesn’t cover an insurrection egged on by one party’s leaders.
Congress can affirm what “except in cases of impeachment” means.
It’s not just ordinary Republican voters who harbor doubts about the 2020 election
Calling this a coup obscures important dynamics.
Rhetoric like Donald Trump’s is often a main driver.
Two of the trends: weaker parties and stronger presidents.
Attempts to use the National Guard for partisan purposes would be highly controversial.
Yes, there might be procedural skirmishing. But old rules are hard to break.
USAID announced a financing plan to help countries buy from other telecom vendors
It’s not because of ‘shy’ Trump voters, our research suggests
Presidential elections typically come down to the ‘fundamentals,’ like economic conditions and approval ratings
Expect them to remain politically active, no matter who wins this election
Biden’s margin will almost certainly improve as mail-in ballots are counted — by up to 60 percentage points
Our surveys also find that public opinion toward the court is divided by race and gender
Democrats can play constitutional hardball, too
Chadwick Boseman, 1976-2020.
Jones v. DeSantis could affect constitutional rights, the election and how well former inmates re-integrate into society.
But while large majorities oppose reducing police budgets, they do support supplementing police efforts with additional social services
The GOP convention hits D.C. and the airwaves.
Retired military figures offer endorsements in every presidential election. But these testimonials may not have much effect.
Concerns over the ideological threat of these programs may be overblown
Blurring the line between police and military could create an internal security force accountable to only one political branch or official.
The African Union helped spearhead a coordinated response to the pandemic.
The devil’s in the details.
For a good public discussion of militarized policing, we need to know where police get military goods and how they’re funded
Here’s the evidence.