Viewfinder: Opposition Surrounds the Venezuelan Presidency
President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro gives a speech to his supporters from the Balcón del Pueblo of the Miraflores Government Palace on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019, in Caracas, Venezuela.
Why Trump Chose a Political Ally as His Next Attorney General
Throughout American history, when presidents have appointed political cronies to be attorney general, they were looking for people only to help them pursue a policy agenda.
The Ramifications of Xi Jinping's Removal of Presidential Term Limits
The Chinese president has cleared the way for a lifetime presidency, something his country has fought against since the reign of Mao Zedong.
A Clemency Expert on Why Trump's Pardon of Arpaio Is Both Legal and Troubling
The presidential pardon power is limited only by shame and politics, one expert says, and Trump is beholden to neither.
Does the President Have the Power to Convince Us of Anything?
Not really, no. So why, then, do we bother to listen to his speeches?
Did All of Obama and Romney's Campaigning Really Matter?
The wisdom of political science says that campaigns don't really matter. So why are campaigns starting to hire political scientists?