The end of Hugo Chávez's rule in Venezuela should help weaken the model of authoritarian populism. His social goals may be worthy but his methods of personal rule were not.
It is shocking how relevant a novel written decades ago can seem today – sometimes even more so than on the day that it was published. We've rounded up ten of the best classic political novels of the past, recommended for some thrilling 2011 summer reading. Update: We have added three Facebook Fan recommendations to the list.
Congress is a near-fortress, but the Gabrielle Giffords shooting raises questions about security for members of Congress in their home districts.
Senate Republicans, now 41 strong, used the filibuster Tuesday to block Obama's nominee for the National Labor Relations Board. But do you political buccaneers truly know what 'filibuster' means?
A grand jury will decide whether to bring murder charges against a police officer.