In the 1990s, Republican majorities made a major push to police misconduct on Capitol Hill—but their sweeping reforms didn’t solve the problem.
Despite threats from GOP lawmakers, the likelihood of them taking action remains low.
While he gets high marks for using his executive power to enact policy changes, by most measures, he is not doing well.
In many respects, the way that the president thinks about politics is utterly conventional.
Even as they stress his civil-rights legacy, popular portrayals ignore the issue that loomed largest over Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency: the Vietnam War.
Only by reclaiming an earlier ideal will Congress be able to counteract the influence of corporations and the affluent.
Two historians debate the role of universities in fostering a commitment to the open exchange of ideas.
Bipartisanship most often occurs in moments when one party has deep internal divisions, or when there are strong political incentives to cooperate.
Two historians look for precedents for Republican opposition to Trump.
Extended runs in office are uncommon in the United States—no matter the individual.
Two historians discuss today’s political climate and whether it has parallels with other periods.
The question isn’t whether they have anything of value to offer. It’s whether they can avoid partisan vituperation along the way.
Two historians consider whether it’s time to raise the possibility of decentralization amid frustrations with the federal government.
Two historians debate the FBI director’s dismissal and whether it’s reminiscent of the Nixon era—or if it’s just politics.
Two historians debate whether recent shifts are different in kind or merely in magnitude.
Good legislation often begins with a string of failures—and it’s hard to evaluate success after just three months.
Two historians debate whether the president has an opportunity to pivot to the center, or whether Washington’s polarization precludes that.
In the latest entry in their ongoing conversation, two historians debate the significance of the president’s wiretapping claims.
Two historians weigh in on how to understand the new administration, press relations, and this moment in political time.
The presidential nominee’s campaign has brought anti-Semitism into the mainstream in ways not recently seen—and his party may pay the price for years to come.