The upcoming Republican state convention in Texas may consider the topic of the state's secession from the United States. Here's a look at what practical and constitutional barriers would prevent that.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled in Heffernan v. City of Paterson, a case that began with the innocuous actions of a police officer helping his bedridden mother.
Friday, April 22nd marks not only the 46th Earth Day, but also is when the United States and China will be formally signing the historic Paris Agreement on climate change that was finalized last year. Earth Day’s purpose is to bring attention to conservation and environmental protection, and the inherently political nature of these goals is underscored this year by the singing of the accords.
This morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case challenging President Obama’s 2014 executive action regarding immigration. Here is a breakdown of the basic arguments in the case.
This week marks the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter, the first formal act of aggression between the Union and Confederacy.
The 17th amendment, which was ratified 103 years ago today, profoundly changed how Senators were chosen to serve in Congress. The amendment remains controversial in the context of how the Founders viewed that process.
It was on April 2, 1917 that Jeanette Rankin became the first woman in Congress. But within days, she became the target of national scorn for voting against America’s entry into World War I.
Who gets to decide what is "newsworthy"? A high-profile dispute between Gawker and Hulk Hogan asks the question.
Free, robust, and intense political debate is a hallmark of any legitimate democratic system, but recent events on the 2016 presidential campaign trail have highlighted questions of the limits of political protest and the intersection between political speech and violent action.
On March 6, 1819, the Supreme Court ruled in McCulloch v. Maryland, holding that Congress has the power to establish a national bank.