Political Issues

The Political Issues Channel discusses hot topics and important political issues such as conventions, scandals and theories.


Some countries have started allowing people to choose an 'X' on their passports to indicate an unspecified sex. Many people argue that's not enough and gender classifications don't belong on government documents at all.

Americans tend to equate American identity with stereotypically male traits, like ambition and independence. But why? And how does it affect women?

Life in North Korea isn't easy — and it's also not easy to determine what information coming out of the Kim regime is fact and what's fiction.

Is the campaign to re-elect President Trump crossing the line with its new Facebook "News of the Week" report? Some think so.

This time it's not honey that got Winnie the Pooh in trouble.

Anarchism is often thought of as a synonym for chaos and violence, but the philosophy of anarchism is far more nuanced than that.

The United States has impeached just two presidents, though other federal officers have had the dishonor. Find out how this constitutional mandate works in the U.S. and other countries.

Political critics blocked on Twitter by President Donald Trump say that act infringes upon their Constitutionally protected speech.

The Trump administration has proposed cutting nearly one-fifth of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding. Health professionals, and even Republicans in Congress, are cautioning against the cuts.

President Trump and Congressional Republicans have claimed that protesters who've shown up in force are being paid by their political opponents. Is there any evidence that's true?

Investigations have been a part of the U.S. Congress since 1790. Who decides on an investigation and how effective are they?

Fake news stories are incredibly profitable to produce, easy to believe and hard to recognize. So who's to blame for the influx of these stories? The creators or readers?

The survey also showed that more Americans believe the government is covering up information on alien encounters than believe aliens have visited Earth.

The Israeli settlements have been a source of controversy for decades, with the Israel government insisting they are legal while much of the rest of the world says they are not. We look at both sides of the story.

President Trump says dozens of national monuments were named with an "egregious abuse of federal power." Check out a gallery of those his administration is reviewing.

A new study finds correlations between public opposition to government corruption and access to social media, especially in the absence of a free press.

Congress is at odds over the federal budget, and a deadline is looming. If they can't agree, the government could shut down. We'll tell you what to expect if it does.

More than 150 years after the U.S. Civil War ended, Confederate statues (and their removal) are still igniting passions in the South.

HowStuffWorks headed to Washington, D.C., for the massive march aiming to place science, evidence and facts above partisan politics.

Dozens of private contractors submitted plans for a border wall between Mexico and the U.S. but one plan stood out as an alternative: a hyperloop and independent nation.

If you're a U.S. citizen with a passport, driver's license or state-issued ID, your face could wind up in a virtual lineup.

A march for science heads to D.C. in a few weeks. So what can protesters do to best sway politicians? Researchers from Belgium think they have the answer.

The National Security Council provides advice to the president on intelligence matters and coordinates activities in various government agencies. At least in theory. In reality, each U.S. president has used the council in the way that suits him.

Like most Faustian bargains, the nuclear option can come back to bite you. Here's how.

Whether an item is labeled as "made," "assembled" or "manufactured" in a country makes a big difference.