A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Both sea ice and government data are disappearing.
U.S. Geological Survey, flickr
Activists today are racing to save climate records from the Trump administration. Secret archives were a powerful way to fight hostile political climates throughout history – from the Nazis to the Islamic State.
Schoolchildren play on a New York subway.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
Nine out of 10 rural places experienced increases in diversity from 1990 to 2010. Data show a more diverse future is guaranteed across all of America, and there's no going back.
Tyler Oakley speaking in California.
Content creators with millions of fans are increasingly willing to voice their political views. Their influence on American politics may be in its infancy but it is growing fast.
The view from Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.
Cropped from nicholas_t/flickr
'Rural America' is a deceptively simple term for a remarkably diverse collection of places. Understanding – and improving – these parts of the country is critical for all Americans.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks by phone with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
Research on more than 50 government investigations reveals how partisanship can get in the way of finding answers we all agree on.
Lincoln in 1858; Trump in his official White House portrait, 2017.
The most hated president in US history could teach our new leader a few things.
Trump and Netanyahu participate in a joint news conference on Feb. 15, 2017.
P Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Israeli settlements are one main reason many observers are increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Can Trump break through?
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Can Canada manage to keep up trade while also meeting US expectations for a safe border?
Why are so many Trump supporters spoiling for a fight?
AP Photo/John Minchillo
A unique poll from Penn State’s McCourtney Institute for Democracy tracks how the nation is feeling.
A protester against President Trump’s immigration policy and a Trump supporter in New York City.
Data since 1950s show Americans have always been wary of refugees. A public opinion expert explains current attitudes toward Syrian refugees and what it means for building consensus on policy.
Outside the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
The court's reasoning suggests deep skepticism of Trump's position and spotlights the main issues for the further appeals that will surely follow.
President Donald Trump speaks at a conference for law enforcement.
The Trump administration may do well to make a friend of the federal bureaucracy it's so intent on gutting, according to an expert who studies the role of civil servants in government.
Two U.S. soldiers on Easter morning, 1945.
When war broke out, black Americans fought in segregated units to serve their country. The breath of freedom they experienced in Europe flamed the fight for equality when they returned home.
Five-year-old Syrian refugee Leen works on her homework in Sacramento in November 2015.
Ban or no ban, finding a Syrian refugee in the U.S. isn't easy.
Traffic in Los Angeles.
Traffic wastes time, creates pollution and costs money. But can it also affect us psychologically? A new study suggests that unexpected traffic can increase the incidence of domestic violence.
Protestors at the University of California, Berkeley campus oppose the appearance of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
AP Photo/Ben Margot
UC Berkeley had a duty to protect the free speech of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and those protesting his appearance. But what are the limits of free speech when it comes to campus safety?
A protestor burns a figure representing Trump outside the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.
AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
Since World War II, the US and Mexico have successfully worked together on issues like trade and migration. If Trump refuses to treat Mexico as a partner, how bitter will the breakup be?
Barack Obama at a campaign stop in 2007.
AP Photo/Nati Harnik
Black politicians throughout US history have struggled to overcome deep, negative stereotypes held against them by white Americans. Obama succeeded at the highest level. Here's how.
Are you responsible about the things you share?
Before you share another article on Facebook, consider your responsibility to make sure what you post is true.
Protests after death of a 36-year-old woman in custody at immigration detention facility in Arizona.
AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File
A short history of legal challenges to immigrant detention practices in the U.S. may shed light on what's to come for the new administration.
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.
Little Rock protest, 1959.
Wikimedia/John T. Bledsoe
Ignorant and hateful people are not behind the production of racist ideas, as Americans are taught so often during Black History Month.
Trump shakes hands with Gorsuch on Jan. 31, 2017.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
As conservatives cheer and liberals fret, a law professor considers Gorsuch's judicial record and the politics behind his selection.
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.