Citizen activists can influence the policy positions of their elected representatives. Their activism might well counter the advantages of the wealthy in America.
Trump touted his administration's economic successes and laid out his immigration plan in an 80-minute speech to Congress. Our experts weigh in.
Research shows the ability to act strategically for the long term is a key component of successful leadership – and sorely lacking in Congress these days.
The party's promise to be all things to all people has hit a wall.
No one will be turned away at the emergency room because of the shutdown. But it will take the government longer to respond to public health crises.
The 2013 shutdown offers some clues as to what the impact will be now after Republicans and Democrats failed to agree to a short-term spending deal.
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.