Reading Time: 3 minutes The US has spent millions of dollars on drug treatment programs in Afghanistan. For what? The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction tried to answer that question but did not find a good answer.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Former special counsel Robert Mueller said his report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election — and the possible involvement of people in Donald Trump’s orbit — would “speak for itself.” Here is why his testimony today is still vitally important.
Reading Time: 7 minutes A collection of essays by a 1974 class of sixth graders in Boston casts a new light on the battle — often marred by racist violence — to end school segregation.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Turkey’s authoritarian president has just suffered a major symbolic and financial blow in Istanbul’s mayoral election rerun. The outcome means that the future of NATO’s second-largest member is even more uncertain.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Felix Sater, a key figure in President Donald Trump’s life, is being questioned today by the House Intelligence Committee. Since we’ve been watching him long before he became a person of interest, we already have a wish list of questions designed to pick the locks on his knowledge that is so dangerous to Trump.
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump wants to cut the number of federal advisory panels by one-third. Critics say this will make it much harder for agencies to rely on objective facts to do their job protecting the environment as well as public health and safety.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A solid majority of Americans agree that blacks in the US are still suffering the consequences 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: 6 minutes President Donald Trump has gone after Chinese electronics giant Huawei in recent months. But his attacks may have backfired: The company now has a heroic reputation back home and sales are soaring. At the same time, companies like Apple are suffering.
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.