If President Washington was such a unifying force, why were the early 1790s so violent and contested?
In establishing a centralized government, American elites struggled to find a balance between a top-down system and a system of the people. The arguments that raged in the late 18th century linger with us today.
To derail Donald Trump’s domestic agenda, the left is bolstering the autonomy of states and cities to protect minorities, the poor, the undocumented and our ecosystems.
The “Muslim ban” has been addressed under a time-honored scrutiny. But with the president’s team sending mixed signals, the question is: Has the administration learned anything?
The hope of many Trump opponents is that at least 37 Republican electors, slated to vote for Trump, will vote for someone else This would leave him with 269 electoral votes or fewer -- not enough to be declared president This would leave him with 269 electoral votes or fewer—not enough to be declared president.
The "Last Week Tonight" host outlines the Puerto Rico debt crisis and calls on actor Lin-Manuel Miranda to explain just how dire the situation in the U.S. territory is.
In a new segment for "The Daily Show," the ever-charming Jessica Williams argues that not only is the effort to put a woman on the $10 bill half-assed and way too late, the real issue we should be preoccupied with is the gender pay gap.
Conventional wisdom holds that government bureaucrats are bad businesspeople. But around the world, the many countries with strong public banking sectors generally have strong, stable economies.