The media changed its coverage over the course of the Vietnam War. But it may not have become more adversarial.
A lot about the 2016 presidential election has been unprecedented, but this isn’t the first time we’ve seen calls for recounts in some states.
Presidents have appointed National Security Advisors since 1953. Since the 1960s, they've become increasingly powerful within the Executive Branch.
Was Abraham Lincoln's the most tumultuous presidential transition in American history?
How do presidential transitions really work? Political science scholarship on White House staffers provides some insight.
Although in-person voter fraud is close to nonexistent, it’s a big concern for many voters.
Americans have been obsessed with the sexual character and moral rectitude, or lack thereof, of politicians from the beginning.
Government distrust has been on the decline for decades, but a recent poll shows a slight increase.
Studies show that viewers do gain political knowledge through daytime television and other forms of "soft news."
The political term "alt-right" is all the rage now, but it's not so clear what it means. Looking at one of its antecedents may help.