Poinsettias were named for the first US diplomat to Mexico. The flower was more successful than he was. How it went from Aztec dye to Christmas decoration.
The Presidential Inauguration is January 20th as a result of a twentieth century change to the U.S. Constitution. Originally, it was March 4th.
Is it finally time to reform the Electoral College after 2000 and 2016? If so, how could this be done?
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.