Huge monuments to national pride are regaining popularity. One scholar suggests this might also indicate a larger cultural shift.
Richard Nixon's voters had a lot in common with Trump's, especially in their idealization of the self-sufficient, independent American businessperson.
Sister cities may seem like mere symbolic pairings, but many actually share meaningful ties that are deliberately instituted and sustained.
The cultural meaning of Guy Fawkes’ conspiracy to blow up the House of Lords has shifted, from countercultural symbol to HBO drama.
The controversial politician William Gannaway Brownlow shepherded Tennessee's re-admission to the Union. It was the first state of the Confederacy to do so.
Viewing climate change through a national security lens makes a certain amount of sense -- but it won't entirely solve the problem.
In the United States midterm elections, it is common for as few as 40% of eligible adults to vote. Why it matters, and some possible solutions.
If the standard we hold for who can vote is the consent of the governed, why shouldn’t children be included?
According to our columnist, the internet has destabilized many of the informal institutions that underpin our democracy.
A leader's popularity usually has more to do with the market, the economy, and other external factors than with the leader's personality.