We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
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.
Republicans were able to push through a tax plan and a flurry of judicial nominees after the Senate curtailed use of the filibuster. It's time to go all the way.
As the GOP prepares to slash spending to pay for tax cuts, lawmakers have been bringing up claims about the poor that don't stand up to scrutiny.
The proposed PROSPER Act would change the way student financial aid is doled out and how student loans are paid back.
If you own property and make less than US$200,000, the Republican tax overhaul is likely going to eliminate a tax deduction you use.
If Americans become less healthy and have less access to health care, then everyone loses.
Far from dispelling the notion among Americans that the system is 'rigged' against them, Republican tax plans are more likely to make matters worse.
Two hurricanes in Puerto Rico's past fundamentally transformed the island's economy and politics. Maria will be the third, says a historian.
Puerto Rico has focused significant efforts on branding – but at what cost?
As the issue of an open and free internet again comes up for public debate, Congress could participate – and help regulators devise a workable set of policies.
As Congress takes up the issue of immigration, we turned to our global network of scholars to get their perspective on how points systems work.
Congress has an opportunity to build on DACA's success. An immigration expert explains how.
Research shows that for many young people, discovering they were undocumented led to significant mental distress. After DACA they found peace of mind.
Instead of focusing only on crime, the government can help set refugees up for success by collecting data on what's working and what's not in the integration process.
Mitch McConnell gets a win, and the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare will be debated in the Senate.
It turns out a unified government isn't enough to get bills passed.
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
Specialty prescription drugs are responsible for countless medical miracles, but their high price tag is the main reason health care costs are out of control.