The US was not ready for the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. What can public health leaders and policymakers do to make sure we don't face another winter of rampant disease?
The US system was designed with more checks and balances than many other successful democracies – the filibuster's main function is to give undue power to a vocal minority.
A hospice doctor spent 10 years studying the end-of-life experiences of over 1,400 terminally ill patients.
Vaccination has been controversial from its beginning. Gaining people's trust in vaccines has been crucial. An important part of that is a strong communications plan.
With outdated delivery systems at many hospitals and clinics, mistakes can lead to costly duplication of services and poor patient outcomes. But there are ways to fix the current system.
Donald Trump didn't make a triumphant return on Jan. 20 and is unlikely to on March 4. How a 19th-century religion dealt with a similar disappointment may give clues on how QAnon supporters may react.
In 1974, Congress invented the reconciliation process to reduce deficits. More recently, reconciliation has been used in ways that increase the deficit. A public policy scholar explains the process.
There will be more weather-driven disasters like February's deep freeze in Texas, and energy planners aren't prepared.
The federal minimum wage's purchasing power has rarely been lower since it created in 1938 as part of the New Deal.
Hospitals have a lot of room to reduce, reuse and recycle supplies – as many were forced to discover during the pandemic.
A year after it became clear that COVID-19 was becoming a pandemic, there is still no cure, but doctors have several innovative treatments. Some are keeping patients out of the hospital entirely.
Contrary to popular belief, falling natural gas prices didn't significantly accelerate coal power plant retirements. Here's what did.
Are reparations for slavery enough for colleges to make amends? A scholar argues that access and student loan debt must also be addressed.
Student protesters in Turkey recently used this mythical figure to express their queer identity. An art historian explains the significance.
The New York Times' 1619 project and Donald Trump's 1776 Commission had very different interpretations of US history. Similarly, the Bible has more than one narrative.
Not all flowers smell good, to people at least, but their scents are a way to attract pollinators.
Nearly a half-million Americans die every year from smoking and tobacco use. Might a little-used legal remedy save those lives?