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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A senior Republican demands answers from the Pentagon on why the Department of Defense routinely overpays for hardware.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Legal weed blocks users from buying guns, as state cannabis laws come into conflict with the federal gun background check system.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Florida lawmakers want to protect the families of mass shooting victims at the expense of free press.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The report profiles Trump campaign staffers and their relationships with a huge cast of shadowy Russian operatives.