Reading Time: 3 minutes A solid majority of Americans agree that blacks in the US are still suffering the consequnces of 250 years of slavery. But what should be done about it? The House of Representatives is taking a look today on how a historic wrong can be righted.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Kansas Democrats are using ranked-choice voting for the 2020 primary election, hoping to increase voter participation and to create fairer voting systems.
Reading Time: 6 minutes President Donald Trump has gone after Chinese electronics giant Huawei in recent months. But his attacks may have backfired because the company now has a heroic reputation back home and sales are soaring. At the same time, companies like Apple are suffering.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is doing everything in his power to make sure that US elections remain vulnerable. He is just the latest Republican to play into Russia’s hands — and he likely won’t be the last.
Reading Time: 1 minute Climate change may be understandable, but how can change related to global warming possibly lead to colder winters? It’s actually not that complicated.
Reading Time: 18 minutes David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, distils the global challenges of our most consequential free-speech issue.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Witty, hilarious, and incisive comments that explain stupidity — and breathtaking specimens of the thing itself as shown in statements of US politicians.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Is an organization that says it promotes science and public health actually lobbying on behalf of the food industry? A new study suggests it is.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The anti-Trump movement had high hopes for a massive protest against the US president in London but, amid D-Day celebrations, Brexit turmoil, and Trump fatigue, the show of resistance fell a bit flat this time around.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Randy Hayes had hoped for an “elegant transition” away from fossil fuels, but now there isn’t time for even a “semi-elegant transition.”
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump’s complete lack of shame and total disregard for the truth help him when he goes up against anybody with honor and a sense of duty.
Reading Time: 1 minute Half a century ago, a former industry tycoon rolled up his sleeves and began to convert a large plot of barren land in Texas into a biodiverse habitat. His efforts now serve as an example of what individuals can do to make a difference
Reading Time: 7 minutes On National Gun Violence Day, we present seven stories that illustrate the US’s obsession with guns and some of the issues we must face before the epidemic of gun deaths can be addressed in a meaningful way.
Reading Time: 24 minutes RAND senior economist Dr. Howard Shatz gives us a primer on trade and globalization.
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign failed to return excess contributions to donors. New reports suggest that the campaign has no problem spending the money — at Trump’s own properties.
Reading Time: 4 minutes America’s newest arrivals bring degrees, job skills, and fluency in English, a new study shows.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Tech giant Microsoft has thrown its hat into the election transparency field with a program called ElectionGuard, which aims to put verification power in the hands of voters in the United States.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Since becoming chairman of the influential Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) has raised and spent tons of campaign cash. Journalist David Daley shares the facts.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In an effort to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, several states are considering moves that would keep him off the ballot next November if he does not comply. That’s foolish in every way.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Inspiring videos on innovative ways in which recycled plastic is getting a second life.