Trump’s victory may accelerate the ‘attack on the middle class.’
Labor's decline has steadily eroded the prospects of working-class Americans, fueling the backlash that propelled Trump. His election, however, will likely deliver unions a knockout punch, hurting his supporters most.
A glimpse of China’s ‘export machine’ at Ningbo port in Zhejiang province.
China’s goods are everywhere, thanks to the gains China has made from trade and foreign investment. Now that China wants to return the favor, the US may risk losing out if it chooses to turn inward.
Drought, which affects food production, will become more common as the Earth heats up, which can cause deaths and destabilize societies.
Many thousands, perhaps millions, of lives depend on the direction of Trump's climate policies.
Leadership is an odd thing in a world where people only want their echo chamber defended. The power, and the responsibility, starts to lie elsewhere.
EPA personnel collect water samples along the Louisiana coast after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to decimate the Environmental Protection Agency. But a political scientist predicts that while EPA will face budget cuts, the agency isn't going anywhere.
Donald Trump’s sons are at the ready.
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Trump must demonstrate that his presidential decision making will not be influenced by his business interests across the US and the globe.
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Brexit and Trump aren't to blame. The rise of 'post-truth' is rooted in the middle-classes, not the masses.
Donald Trump may be a populist, but his policies are set to be particularly popular with the banking industry.
It could all have been for nothing.
The global nuclear non-proliferation regime depends on American leadership. What if Donald Trump loses interest?
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What will Donald Trump do for women as president? Republicans want to curb abortion rights, but Trump could break new ground and win female support by delivering on child care and paid family leave.
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s message of love matters today.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong. How can this vision help with community-building today?
Many changes in electricity generation are already en route, regardless of regulations.
The 'war on coal' is not really a result of onerous regulations but a combination of market forces over which a Trump administration has limited control.
What’s the evidence on school choice programs?
Trump's billionaire nominee for secretary of education has stirred up debate about the effectiveness of school choice. What does the research say? And, who is Betsy DeVos?
Students for Fair Admissions filed suit against Harvard College on behalf of a Chinese-American applicant.
Here's why disagreement about affirmative action will not end any time soon. Coming up next is a lawsuit brought by Asian-Americans challenging Harvard's race-conscious policy.