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 Protests in more than 100 countries are coinciding with the first major election in which climate change may actually matter.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Tornadoes are dreadful, destructive things. Worse yet, they have been straying out of their own territory in recent years. But our little report is about their fascinating appearance and behavior, and we present a spellbinding video that shows what the excitement is about.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Yale Professor Ian Shapiro argues that strong political parties, not grassroots citizen efforts, are what’s needed to restore our democracy.
Reading Time: 3 minutes While turnout was up for last year’s midterms, the 2020 presidential election may be decided not by which candidate people vote for — but rather by who shows up to cast a ballot.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A senior Republican demands answers from the Pentagon on why the Department of Defense routinely overpays for hardware.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Devastatingly accurate comments on democracy.
Reading Time: 7 minutes As Attorney General William Barr ratchets up his critique of the FBI’s role in the Russia probe, the former FBI general counsel speaks publicly for the first time about the bureau’s investigations of President Donald Trump and the Trump campaign.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s one thing for backward-thinking politicians to impose their ideology on a populace that views them as extreme. But they should at least be consistent. A clear-minded look at the abortion debate.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous (Native American) women are seen as less than human, exotic, sexy — and easy to use, abuse, and worse. White US authorities seem not to care very much.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Martin Sheil, a former IRS investigator, walks us through what we know about Trump’s taxes.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In a letter sent to every presidential candidate Wednesday, more than 100 groups urged the White House hopefuls to make democracy reform a top priority.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A quaint tale of manipulators being manipulated.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Heightened tensions involving nuclear powers do not just increase the risk for war. They also make accidents involving nukes more likely. While it would seem as though these weapons would be carefully guarded and protected, history suggests otherwise.
Reading Time: 4 minutes When Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet with Russians to get dirt on his father’s political rival, it was not the only the time the Trump campaign illegally solicited help from foreigners.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The United States and Russia both recognize that chemical and biological weapons are too dangerous for any government to possess — including themselves. Why are nuclear weapons an exception?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Many western countries are experiencing a healthcare personnel shortage. Immigrants have stepped in to fill the void but populists and racists have used the situation to tap into the xenophobia of their supporters.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The US is facing a physician shortage, and immigrants are ready to fill these vital positions — if the US government would only let them.
Reading Time: 15 minutes A look at why the personal agendas of wealthy philanthropists do not always serve the public good.