Errol Morris makes political ads, among other TV and movie productions, and even made a series of commercials in support of John Kerry's losing campaign in 2004. His latest project, though, is apolitical, and looks at why Americans just don't vote.
Mitt Romney often talks about his heritage in Mexico, and his faith in the Mormon Church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has a complicated history in Mexico -- it's growing rapidly today, but more than 100 years ago it was a place Mormons went to avoid a prohibition on polygamy.
In their debates, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have clashed repeatedly over the economy. In the final debate, Romney vowed to focus on Latin America, an area where he said Obama hasn't engaged — but is that even possible?
The United States needs to focus less on building U.S. manufacturing jobs, a laudable goal to be sure, and more on retaining the entrepreneurs that are educated in her universities. That's the argument author Vivek Wadhwa makes and he says the solution is simple: more visas.
Richard Mourdock, the Republican running for U.S. Senate from Indiana, infuriated many Tuesday night when, during a debate, he said that "when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen." The comments have put Mourdock and even Presidential candidate Mitt Romney back on the defensive, especially with women.
When you think of what influences your politics, more often than not, you probably think of your parents' politics, or your socioeconomic status. But do you ever think of your genes? Research suggests as much as 50 percent of our political leanings may actually be based on our genes.
A Turkish baker, who says he had high hopes for Barack Obama when he was elected U.S. president back in 2008, says he's disappointed with how the whole term has turned out. But he's baked Obama into a baklava, hoping the sugary dessert will help Obama take a sweeter tact with his foreign policy.
Four years ago, there was political consensus that climate change was one of the most pressing issues facing the world and the U.S. But now, after a great deal of spending and lobbying, politicians are refusing to do anything about it. A new documentary looks at why.
For the first time in years, U.S. energy companies are moving to ship a sizable amount of U.S. crude oil abroad, in this case to Canada. It's just the latest step on the road to what economist Joe Stanislaw calls American "energy sufficiency."
George McGovern, in 1972, lost his bid to be elected president in a landslide. But four years earlier, he led a commission that totally changed how presidential party nominees are chosen. That system remains in place to day and is, perhaps, one of McGovern's most enduring legacies. He died this weekend, at age 90.