President Trump standing, with other people around him (D. Myles Cullen/White House)

Meet the guests for the State of the Union address

The 11 people invited to President Trump's third State of the Union address include a 2-year-old survivor, an Army veteran and a Border Patrol official.
Mobile phone screen with Twitter and Facebook apps (© AP Images)

Social media: Blessing or curse for office-seekers? [video]

Political campaigns have been all about controlling the message. Social media makes this very hard, yet for many people it's their primary source of news.
President Obama looking into a crowd of young African leaders (© AP Images)

Want to be an important politician? Start now.

In many developing countries, the majority of the population is younger than 25, something young political hopefuls should keep in mind.
Illustration with film scenes in background and Juraj Jánošík and roll of film unwinding in the foreground (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The historic film made by Slovak American immigrants

"Jánošík," which premiered in 1921, was one of the first feature-length films. It was made by two Slovak American brothers.
Students in Los Angeles access the Internet

Who should control the Internet and why you should care

There’s a complicated battle brewing over who controls the Internet. And according to a leading expert, an Internet controlled by governments is not a...
Screenshot of smiling girl and statement about free and fair elections

The power of the ballot [video]

The United States has embraced democracy throughout its history. See how the country has expanded the right to vote to empower its citizens.
People struggling with each other outside of building (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Venezuela’s crisis threatens nearby democracies

The illegitimate Maduro regime's abetting of illegal activities, like drug and gold trafficking, destroys democracy inside and outside of Venezuela.
Venezuelan flag in a sea of protestors (© Rafael Hernandez/dpa picture alliance/Getty Images)

Venezuelan youth march for humanitarian aid

Venezuelans are in desperate need of humanitarian aid being held at the Colombian border by cronies of former dictator Nicolás Maduro.