U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, in Huntsville, Ala., on Sept. 22.
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Precisely because of his problems at home, Donald Trump wants to do more abroad – possibly with disastrous results. How can those who know foreign policy rein him in?
President Donald Trump talks with residents during a tour a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Maria, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico has focused significant efforts on branding – but at what cost?
TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee, site of a 1.1 billion gallon spill of coal ash slurry in 2008, photographed on March 28, 2012.
Rural development experts say the best way to help coal communities by is investing in people, infrastructure and a clean environment. Instead, President Trump's budget cuts programs in these areas.
Demolishing the coal-fired R.E. Burger Power Station in Shadyside, Ohio, July 29, 2016.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has proposed to reward coal plants for stockpiling fuel onsite – allegedly making the power system more reliable. Two economists give this idea a failing grade.
Speaker Paul Ryan talks about the new GOP tax plan.
President Trump recently released his tax plan, but he's also said he wants to stimulate the economy with infrastructure spending. Is one more effective than the other at boosting growth?
A crowd gathers before a speech by Ben Shapiro at University of California Berkeley.
AP Photo/Josh Edelson
From the football field to the library, this roundup of archival stories explores how the First Amendment applies to various aspects of our lives.
Trump’s tax plan will cost trillions.
AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
President Trump released details of his tax plan, which would essentially benefit the wealthiest Americans by repealing the estate tax and other changes at the expense of the middle class.
Trump unveiled his tax cut in Indianapolis.
AP Photo/Michael Conroy
The administration wants to cut the tax rate on so-called pass-through entities, which is likely to lead to creative tax planning and outright evasion, damaging faith in the system.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has proposed shrinking Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and allowing more public access and road maintenance.
Environmental law and natural resource experts respond to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's proposals to shrink four national monuments and allow logging, fishing and other activities in six more.
Public lands along the south fork of the Snake River in southeastern Idaho.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke calls himself "a Teddy Roosevelt guy," but supports many actions that critics call anti-conservation, such as shrinking national monuments and fast-tracking energy projects.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined his team in taking a knee before a game on Sept. 25.
AP Photo/Matt York
Team owners' defense of their players 'taking a knee' during the national anthem shows the vital role business leaders play in political discourse – one championed by Citizens United.
War of words (for now).
Trump seems to think all potential nuclear agitators are alike. He's wrong, and perhaps disastrously so.
Anti-government protesters march in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Sept. 20, 2017.
What happens when outsiders step in with good intentions? As the crisis in Guatemala shows, it's complicated.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un called Trump a ‘dotard.’
KCNA via Reuters
The latest salvo of insults and threats between President Trump and North Korea's Kim brought the region a little bit closer to war. China, North Korea's closest trading partner, may be the only way out.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
A survey asked Americans what they would do if the Supreme Court started making many unpopular decisions. Here's what they said.
World leaders listen to President Trump speak at the General Assembly.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
President Trump's fiery speech at the United Nations received a mostly subdued response from world leaders and others. Is there a risk we're becoming complacent?
The imposition of steep duties on imported solar panel components could jeopardize thousands of jobs in the industry.
A trade spat could jack up the cost of going solar, killing jobs and obstructing efforts to do something about climate change.
Immokalee, Florida sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Irma.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
The bills now pending in Congress won't do what it will take.
The authorities don’t need a conviction or even for a suspect to be charged with a crime before seizing a car, cash or even a house.
Politicians on the left and right object to this practice, which the Trump administration is championing.
A naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
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.