Trump's election has reopened questions that have long seemed settled in America—including the acceptability of open discrimination against minority groups.
A documentary film-maker was disinvited from an academic conference because an organizer feared she would be subject to ideologically motivated reprisals for hosting him.
Younger caucus members are frustrated with the entrenched, aging leadership of the Democratic Party.
Lawmakers hail the 21st Century Cures Act as a rare bipartisan compromise to fund public health programs, combat the opioid epidemic, and advance cancer treatment. Elizabeth Warren calls it extortion.
This morning, straight off the plane from Shanghai, I was on The Diane Rehm Show with Margaret Sullivan, much-missed former…
In following through on a major campaign promise, the president-elect can shake up the political landscape in several major ways.
Nancy Pelosi won another term as House minority leader.
The conflict over a liberal blogger’s criticism of the use of the term “white supremacy” provides a case study in how not to win friends and influence people.
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In a secret party vote, the former House speaker beat back a challenge from Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio, 134 to 63.
How the new secretary of Health and Human Services might help dismantle Obamacare
How identity politics helped give Democrats one victory in a disastrous election cycle
In the battle for power in Washington, GOP leaders on Capitol Hill are scoring early victories with key appointments.
There’s no shortage of parallels between the two populists—but there’s at least one crucial difference.
Exposure to suffering through media can wear us down, but we shouldn’t give in to despair.
A legal analysis of a provision in the contract that may pose problems for the president-elect
President-elect Donald Trump will meet with the former Massachusetts governor on Tuesday night.
Fallows is on a plane once again, this time back from China, so he asked me to help…
Donald Trump suggests it as a penalty for flag-burning, although the Supreme Court has ruled that it’s protected speech.
A conversation with a historian about the slow creep of discrimination, from the U.S. government to church groups
The president-elect doesn’t understand that war is politics, because he lacks experience in both war and politics.