Only two countries charge people who seek asylum fees. The rationale for not doing that is clear.
North Korea is a major military threat to the US and its Asian allies, but exactly how powerful are its nuclear weapons? An earth scientist explains why it's hard to answer this question.
The Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas production along US coastlines faces serious roadblocks. But there are smarter ways to pursue 'energy dominance.'
Air quality in the US has improved greatly since 1990, but a new report finds progress stalling in some cities. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is rolling back air pollution controls.
Travel along the U.S.-Mexico border and meeting migrants can build empathy for people without papers.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
International law has deep connections to structures of power and inequality. Thankfully, committed jurists like Fatou Bensouda are fighting oppression through their unapologetic acts of resistance.
Are health risks from air pollution less serious than we think? Mainstream scientists call this a fringe view, but it's getting high-level attention at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Despite two major journalistic investigations of Fox News' so-called 'empire,' the idea that Fox News wields immense political power in the US and in the White House falls apart under scrutiny.
Can presidents undo decisions by their predecessors to protect federal lands from development? A recent court ruling on offshore drilling says no, and could also affect contested lands in Utah.
The Constitution gives Congress the power over the executive branch, which it's free to flex.
The White House proposed these cuts for three years in a row. That clashes with longstanding bipartisan leadership regarding rights for all people with disabilities.
States are folding the social and economic costs of burning fossil fuels into their electricity policies, giving utilities a financial incentive to reduce greenhouse emissions.
Political leverage aside, it's a major source of water in a parched corner of the world that harbors significant oil deposits.
The Trump administration's proposal to block federally funded organizations from providing comprehensive reproductive health care will deprive millions of people access to sexual health services.
A new act requires that all nonsensitive government data be made available publicly by January 2020. But the plan could open up new privacy issues.
A scholar of discrimination law explains why regulations set up in the 1960s are still critical to protecting racial groups today.
Even without any disruption, SNAP benefits tend to run out before the next disbursement arrives.
America may have missed a window of opportunity to curb China’s rise when it pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Working class families have struggled for years to afford quality child care. Could the newly proposed Child Care for Working Families Act make a difference? A child care policy scholar weighs in.