No one will be turned away at the emergency room because of the shutdown. But it will take the government longer to respond to public health crises.
The 12 months since Donald Trump unexpectedly took office have proffered constant shocks to the system in which the occupants of the White House remind us they are not playing by the rules.
Funding for a children's health insurance program ran out at the end of last September. Despite the program's clear benefits, plans to renew it have been caught in partisan bickering.
America finds itself in uncharted territory under Donald Trump – not least when it comes to climate change and Israel policy.
Historically, wishful thinking has blunted pushback.
Giving could decline by $21 billion or more per year.
More than US$20 billion per year in giving is potentially at stake.
If Republicans don’t cut taxes on the wealthy when they have control of both houses of Congress and the presidency, what do they live for?
A provision in the House's pending tax bill would let religious and secular nonprofits engage in political speech without facing a penalty.
Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has shown us a great deal in his short time on the political stage. For that, we should be grateful. Here are the lessons taught by Prof. Trump.
The federal government created a program in 1968 to insure homes in the US from flooding, yet few of the houses hammered by Harvey's record rainfall were covered.
The notion that obesity mostly afflicts the poor is a misconception.
Eloquent Obama and bombastic Trump certainly have different speaking styles. But a big data analysis of their speeches also shows a surprising commonality.
Misleading stereotypes help explain why the share of families living in poverty who benefit from a core assistance program has plummeted -- and why Trump wants new cuts.
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
GOP lawmakers say their bills to replace the Affordable Care Act would do a better job than the ACA of controlling rising health care costs, but 40 years of deregulation show it just won't work.
The tax changes Trump and GOP lawmakers propose would reduce charitable giving, research suggests. But letting everyone use a tax break mostly enjoyed by the rich might prevent that.
Hawaii was the last state to join the Union. It didn’t happen without a lot of political dealmaking.
The race pitted a singing cowboy against a millionaire software entrepreneur – and it got ugly at the end.
When the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was founded 50 years ago, it was supposed to reflect the nation's disparate voices.