Reading Time: 2 minutes What would happen if the minimum wage were increased to $15? New research shows over 33 million Americans would get a raise. Is there a downside?
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: 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 Witty, hilarious, and incisive comments that explain stupidity — and breathtaking specimens of the thing itself as shown in statements of US politicians.
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: 4 minutes Pursuing the American dream — getting an education that leads to a career that leads to the good life — can, for many people, end up in suicide. Because of the brutal, relentless burden of students loans.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Beyond the pomp of official Memorial Day celebrations, there is too much that seems to have been forgotten.