Lyndon Johnson seated at desk signing document while surrounded by people (© AP Images)

U.S. celebrates the Voting Rights Act [video]

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 enforces the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of the right to vote. Learn about the history and importance of this law.
Two men sitting in internet cafe, one working on laptop, the other talking on cellphone (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

A free press requires an open internet

Free expression on the internet is a human rights issue, and organizations such as Access Now and the Freedom Online Coalition are standing up for it.
Mike Pence speaking at a lectern (@ Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Images)

Pence: U.S. stands for religious freedom ‘yesterday, today and always’

Vice President Pence affirmed the United States' deep commitment to religious freedom worldwide in his remarks to the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.
Graphic showing three dictators (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Some election wins aren’t what they seem

When an election winner takes 95 or 100 percent of the vote, it's less likely he's incredibly popular and more likely that the election was not free and fair.
Cartoon of a donkey and an elephant facing each other holding signs of pointing human fingers (© Kevin Kallaugher)

A cartoonist’s sharp pen makes people laugh … and ponder

Cartoonist Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher has drawn more than 8,000 cartoons over 40 years that range from sketches on climate change to political commentary.
Hand holding up heart sign in colors of Ukraine and Russia saying 'Russians against war' (© Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

‘We are horrified’: Russians in U.S. condemn invasion of Ukraine

U.S. residents who identify with their Russian heritage are showing support for the people of Ukraine in various ways.
Family of three walking by people in uniform in and near police truck (© AP Images)

U.S. and partners rally support for Burmese democracy

Secretary of State Antony Blinken pressed for a return to democracy in Burma during recent meetings with international partners.
Illustration of woman with Ukrainian flag around neck and flower crown (State Dept./D. Thompson)

United with Ukraine [April-May 2022]

Check out our latest coverage of the developments in Ukraine and the U.S. response. This article will be updated on a rolling basis.