Decreased regulation has failed to reduce the growing administrative burden of health care.
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.
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
The rule of law can take on different meanings depending whom you ask and where you are – but in the US it pretty much means one thing.
A new study looks at the amount of television voters consumed, and whether this influenced their support for Donald Trump.
The skyline of Doha, Qatar.
Gregory Hawken Kramer
Qatar has used its wealth to adopt policies sometimes rivaling Saudi Arabia’s. Think, for example, of the popular Al-Jazeera. Now the Saudis seem determined to limit Qatari influence as much as possible.
Checking the power output of a photovoltaic concentrator array built by Martin Marietta, Inc., at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
President Trump's budget reportedly will slash funding for clean energy research and development. An energy expert explains the importance of government support and spotlights some key opportunities.
When new discoveries are jealously guarded under lock and key, science suffers.
A century-old case of scientific fraud illustrates how hard it is to untangle the truth when access to new discoveries is limited.
Which links are most important in road and information networks?
When planning major infrastructure investments, it's important to know which road, freight and information networks are most important – and which proposals might make things worse, not better.
People watch Father John Misty perform at the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
Music festivals have been a boon to the music industry, but now we're starting to witness some pitfalls of commercial success: consolidation and creeping conformity.
Cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017.
U.S. Navy/via AP
Was this a one-off intervention – or a sign that Trump will undertake more of an effort to undermine the Assad regime?
The EU ruling could increase discrimination at work.
For many Muslim women, wearing the headscarf is an act of piety and a way of being. Forcing them to remove it can have devastating consequences.
Buddhist monks and family members of victims of the Fukushima tsunami and earthquake face the sea to pray on March 11, 2016 while mourning the victims of the March 11, 2011 disaster.
March 11 marks the anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake. Natural disasters here in the US also have wreaked havoc. There may be a way to improve response to these natural disasters.
Ben Carson laughs, Jan. 12, 2017.
AP Photo/Zach Gibson
Part of HUD's budget goes to improving American cities. Social media monitoring offers a novel way to judge if that money is being well spent.
Indian Muslim woman Shagufta Sayyd prays in Mumbai, India.
AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
Muslims from the Salafist tradition can often be seen as 'radical.' There is not much understanding of Salafism, its history and its diversity. Here's what it means to be a Salafist.
First Baptist Church Pastor John Crowder leads an open-air Sunday service four days after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, near Waco, Texas, on April 21, 2013.
The Johnson Amendment requires houses of worship to stay away from politics to receive tax exemptions. Yet, their leaders can speak out in a variety of ways that could reflect their religious views.
Slave shackles in a display case at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C..
In the 19th century, slaveholders advertised widely for runaway slaves and often hired men to track and capture fugitives. African-American communities offered sanctuary space to the runaways.
Convicts leased to harvest timber in Florida around 1915.
In the 12 years following the abolition of slavery, former slaves made meaningful political, social and economic gains. This moment was short-lived.
Sen. Tim Scott waits in line to vote in Hanahan, South Carolina, 2016.
AP Photo/Mic Smith
President Donald Trump is promoting the widely discredited idea of voter fraud. Spreading the myth will make it easier to tighten voter ID laws.
Sixteen of the 17 hottest years have occurred this century and we know it’s because of a changing climate, not changes in weather.
For the third consecutive year, it's the hottest year ever. A climate scientist explains how these predictions are made and why they're completely different from forecasting the weather.
A blood drive in Florida in 2009.
AP Photo/Chris O'Meara
Lower demand for blood may sound like good news, yet it is causing problems in the blood supply chain. Hospitals want to pay less for blood, which leads to disruption of previous business models.
A vendor sells newspapers with the Arabic headline ‘Trump era’ in Cairo, Egypt on Nov. 10, 2016.
AP Photo/Amr Nabil
Could the president-elect and his secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson adopt useful policies in the Middle East? A scholar sees some hopeful possibilities.