Congress is drafting the 2018 farm bill, which will guide agriculture, nutrition, trade and rural development policy. A former agriculture secretary explains how this bill reaches far beyond farms.
Its plan to stop lending money for oil and gas projects embraces the spirit of the Paris agreement at a time when the U.S. is going in a different direction.
There are just enough people who need Donald Trump to keep his excruciating presidency going.
Red tape forced some DACA recipients to change their names when they applied, making it all the more difficult to lead a normal life.
Donald Trump's language has disturbing similarities to the words and verbal tactics used by fascists, including his cries of "fake news" and his obsessive exaggerations about his achievements.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected a Trump administration proposal to reward coal and nuclear power plants for storing fuel on-site, as a way to make the power system more reliable.
Here's the research that explains why President Donald Trump's ban on transgender military service was so easily struck down.
Historians, commentators and thinkers have written endless books on how the US presidency works. None of them applies to the incumbent, Donald Trump.
A scientist who served on a national commission to review the 2010 BP oil spill explains why Trump administration efforts to loosen offshore drilling regulation pose major risks for minor payoffs.
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
The U.S. government continues to wage a fight against scientific information. Without it, the public can do little to address environmental and economic inequality.
Historically, wishful thinking has blunted pushback.
Giving could decline by $21 billion or more per year.
The Trump administration can boost domestic solar panel manufacturing without slapping duties on all imports.
Wondering why Jerusalem matters so much? A 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service explains what you need to know.
The American middle class has been on a rocky ride during the 20th century, surging after World War II but falling since the 1980s. The Republican tax plan may be its death knell.
A scholar explains why the president's plan to overturn his predecessor's rule would be a big mistake and disproportionately harm women.
America's understanding of justice may be compromised, which is a more fundamental issue than enforcing the law.
Trump generates chaos every day yet there is scant information in any of it Nonetheless, there are hints about his mental health, the consequences of the Russia probe and the power of women in 2018.
The Trump administration recently reduced the size of Bears Ears in Utah, opening millions of acres to mining and other uses. This threatens Indigenous heritage and can be seen as a form of violence.