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: 24 minutes RAND senior economist Dr. Howard Shatz gives us a primer on trade and globalization.
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign failed to return excess contributions to donors. New reports suggest that the campaign has no problem spending the money — at Trump’s own properties.
Reading Time: 4 minutes America’s newest arrivals bring degrees, job skills, and fluency in English, a new study shows.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Tech giant Microsoft has thrown its hat into the election transparency field with a program called ElectionGuard, which aims to put verification power in the hands of voters in the United States.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Since becoming chairman of the influential Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) has raised and spent tons of campaign cash. Journalist David Daley shares the facts.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In an effort to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, several states are considering moves that would keep him off the ballot next November if he does not comply. That’s foolish in every way.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Inspiring videos on innovative ways in which recycled plastic is getting a second life.
Reading Time: 20 minutes Can tasers and electric pulse technology replace the need for traditional guns?
Reading Time: 11 minutes Ten years ago tomorrow, Dr. George Tiller was murdered for performing abortions. Now, amid restrictive anti-choice legislation getting passed by a slew of states and demagoguery from the White House on the issue, threats against abortion providers are on the rise again. Is it only a matter of time until another actual human being is killed?
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.