Under the surface, there are rules that govern power sharing among rival factions and keep high-ranking individuals moving up the ladder.
The average member of Congress has, over time, become more connected to his or her peers.
By analyzing variations in local and regional economies, researchers are increasingly uncovering insights obscured by the big picture.
When people talk about the causes of the 2007–10 global financial crisis, weak regulatory oversight is usually near the top of the list.
Some 21 US states allow banks to foreclose on delinquent homeowners without first suing them in court, a concession that lets lenders bypass the costlier and lengthier legal process required elsewhere.