Leaders who try to operate within realistic constraints face certain revolt from insurgents demanding ideological purity.
The former head of the Pew Research Center changed the face of polling in America.
Historical precedents augur against Donald Trump—but perhaps the old rules no longer apply.
The party grips with an intensifying crisis as the presidential race and mess in Congress intersect.
The paper of record’s inaccurate reporting on a nonexistent criminal investigation was a failure that should entail more serious consequences.
Blocking the agreement poses risks, but legislators can use their role to extract commitments that address key concerns.
Republicans and Democrats in the House find improbable common ground on the 21st Century Cures Act.
One reason for the continued resistance to the Affordable Care Act is a badly distorted narrative of how it became law.
Though the former U.S. House Speaker was known for his amiability, his political career was decidedly checkered.
The budget deficit will grow, taxpayers won't get answers, and the rich will get off easier.
Since 2008, the Democratic Party has increasingly become the home of minorities, while the Republican Party draws its support from whites.
If the Supreme Court decides to stop letting voters take control of the redistricting process away from partisan legislators, polarization can only get worse.
The Republican candidate planned a series of orders far more sweeping that Obama's immigration push to thwart Obamacare. Where were the critics of presidential overreach then?
Between now and the end of the year, Congress could take major steps to fund the government and approve nominees—or it could shut down the government.
Unlike the overly cynical House of Cards, Garry Trudeau's political satire treats its characters as fully formed human beings, flawed but ultimately sympathetic.
Plunging oil prices will affect the U.S.'s global relationships in complicated ways.
Why haven't Joni Ernst's flirtation with Agenda 21 or Tom Cotton's ideas about ISIS gotten more attention?
The GOP has a good chance to win control on Tuesday. Whether they can control themselves is another question.
There's a small but real chance a bloc of unaffiliated senators could form after the midterms and help moderate the chamber.
Don't believe the Citizens United pollyannas. Watching money flooding into elections for judges' seat shows how dangerous unregulated campaigns can be.