House Republicans have adopted a rule used periodically over the past 150 years that allows lawmakers to speed up and streamline votes to dismantle federal programs and fire federal employees.
President Joe Biden may be nicer to reporters than his predecessor, but he’s not actually responsive to the press. He has held fewer press conferences than any president in recent memory.
Journalism has been fodder for politicians’ contempt for generations. A huge percentage of the public doesn’t trust the news media either. That mistrust isn’t a bad thing in a democracy.
A scholar of extremism attended the CPAC meeting in March, in part to try to understand political polarization, and only saw signs of a worsening divide.
China and Russia’s relationship is complex. But China’s decision to support Russia’s war on Ukraine could ultimately come down to China’s own political interests.
The US has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. When it comes to violent offenders and the Black community, the system isn’t working, argue criminologists.
The recent collapse of three banks has lawmakers debating whether stricter regulations will prevent other banks from meeting the same fate.
From family to grassroots activists, these are some of the women who shaped MLK’s vision and campaigns.
The lack of visibility by Black researchers and physicians in scientific literature perpetuates systemic racism in medicine.
The Supreme Court is considering the legality of the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan and whether the administration had the power to offer debt forgiveness in the first place.
The earthquake that struck Turkey and neighboring Syria on Feb. 6, 2023, was a natural disaster, but its consequences have been shaped by the human tragedy of the Syrian civil war.
An environmental health lawyer explains why some states have weaker rules than others, and how you can make your concerns heard.
Free speech protections in federal law likely mean a new Tennessee law restricting or banning some drag shows will be found unconstitutional, says a First Amendment scholar.
Often seen as divided, Ukrainian citizens are united in their nation’s defense against Russia and in their priorities for postwar reconstruction.
A survey of more than 12,000 US voters found that Black Americans are among the most hopeful about the direction of politics – and they are turning that emotion into action at the polls.
Health struggles are part of the human condition, but politicians often resist revealing full medical records. The media often help lawmakers hide their conditions. That shortchanges the voters.
Paul Laurence Dunbar became the first Black writer to earn international acclaim through his poetry, essays and musical lyrics.
Jackson used his musical talents to overcome racial barriers in the United States. But telling Jackson’s story may not be legal under proposed laws restricting how race is taught.
About 1.5 million refugees are still there, with some putting down roots.
The US has an overclassification problem, which includes classifying documents about Santa Claus.