Reading Time: 2 minutes Is US healthcare really the envy of the world? Statistics and the average American’s pocketbook tell a different story.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Many Americans only believe in science as long as it doesn’t conflict with their political views. Unfortunately, some of them hold influential positions in government.
Reading Time: 6 minutes “Right to Try” legislation would allow pharmaceutical companies to give experimental drugs to desperate patients — with no chance of being liable if things go wrong. Supporters of the measure cheer this approach but critics see dangers.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Highly paid pundits and “experts” warn against raising the minimum wage. They don’t know what they’re talking about.
Reading Time: 25 minutes In this in-depth story, we take a close look at a key Trump-Russia figure who just this week generated headlines: the president’s “bulldog” ex in-house lawyer, Michael Cohen. With his own surprising ties to the former Soviet Union, Cohen may turn out to be a crucial missing link for investigators.
Reading Time: 27 minutes WhoWhatWhy is the place for context and analysis. For those wondering about all the recent mentions of Felix Sater — Trump’s business associate he’d like to forget knowing — here’s the full story. We published it back in March. And it’s as relevant as ever.
Reading Time: 9 minutes The courts have the power to set a deadline for federal agencies to slash carbon emissions. Or make Big Oil liable for climate damages. Could Hurricane Harvey be a factor in their decision?
Reading Time: 2 minutes President Donald Trump has been trying to impede the investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the US election for months. This week he sent an unmistakable message to his inner circle: I’ll take care of you if you don’t turn on me.
Reading Time: 5 minutes For 80 years Social Security has been keeping its promises to the American people. It has accomplished this goal in no small part by maintaining its independence from the federal budget. Could that now be in jeopardy?
Reading Time: 2 minutes The US was founded upon ideals of liberty and equality. However, theory and practice often differed greatly and the notion of white supremacy has very much been part of the United States since its inception. It has taken over 240 years of blood, sweat and tears to approximate true equality. And that travail continues today.