Trump’s attempt to fire Mueller confirms his lack of character. Until recently, exhortations for President Trump’s impeachment were not easily defensible.
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the U.S. has played an essential role in international affairs. Teddy Roosevelt articulated this vision of diplomacy in a 1901 speech when he famously declared “speak softly, and carry a big stick.”
Now that Neil Gorsuch is officially a Justice of the Supreme Court, it’s worth considering in a concrete way what his presence might mean for the future of American law.
Public education in North Carolina is at a crossroads.
Many groups are overlooked in the American political context and the intellectually disabled are certainly no exception.
While most of the action in American politics this past week had to do with either Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing or the debacle in Congress concerning healthcare, one piece of legislation that failed to attract major attention was a resolution to repeal an Obama-era law that provides internet privacy protections for consumers.
A president proposing a budget which has virtually no hope of passing in Congress has been a defining feature of American politics since the Reagan era.
As a political issue, gerrymandering is the equivalent of your Uncle Rick wearing a bathrobe in a roomful of Brooks Brothers suits.
This past Friday, Feb. 17, former Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
Amid the confusion and frenzy of President Trump’s recent executive order, which barred U.S. entrance to scores of immigrants and refugees alike, one recent event in American politics that failed to attract any sustained attention was the American raid in Yemen.
Judge Neil Gorsuch is one of the most accomplished and respected legal minds on the federal bench.
In recent weeks, the nomination of Betsy DeVos for the position of Secretary of Education has received considerable attention from news media, politicians and ordinary American citizens.
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has existed since the aftermath of the Civil War.
In recent days, President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominations have received lots of attention from political leaders on all sides of the aisle and beyond.
The common claim that the 2016 presidential election is in many ways unprecedented doesn’t attract as much attention as it once did.
The future of America’s immigrants is more uncertain than it has ever been in recent years.
Ever since the Arab Spring, the extreme and now seemingly intractable conflict in Syria has gone from bad to worse.
Now is the time for a reckoning in North Carolina and across the U.S.
Americans in today’s society cannot agree in any significant way on a definition of the word “greatness” as it relates to our politics.
The incisive journalist Scott Anderson paid a visit to Wake Forest on Oct. 26 to discuss his landmark narrative for the “New York Times Magazine” entitled “Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart.”
In any election in which we choose who our next commander-in-chief will be, it can be easy for voters to only focus on the choices for president, and they often do that at the expense of devoting their attention to other key down-ballot races.
Claiming that our political elites are no longer fit to serve us has practically become a trite statement with very little meaning.
Last week, Congress overrode a bill that President Obama had previously vetoed. The legislation deals with 9/11 victims’ families having the ability to sue Saudi Arabia in a U.S. court for damages related to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
North Carolina’s House Bill 2 has become one of the most divisive pieces of legislation that the state’s General Assembly has passed in recent history.
Peggy Noonan offered insightful commentary on recent politics but said little about moving forward.