During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. But the immigration law’s “likely to become a public charge” clause kept them out.
The Supreme Court will decide in the next year whether sexual orientation and gender identity are covered under federal employment discrimination law.
A few years ago, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey's Gulenists were running the show. Now both religious movements face political repression. How did they fall so far, so fast?
People in jail kill themselves at a rate 3.5 times higher than that of the general population.
Hillary Clinton arguably lost in 2020 because she took workers for granted. Will Democrats make the same mistake again?
Previously secret documents and data make it clear that many companies engaged in the distribution of prescription painkillers either skirted or ignored their legal obligations for years.
While the US has the most powerful military machine in history, it is also incomparably the most expensive – and members of Congress work aggressively to maintain it.
An ambitious new train would link resorts like Cancun to inland ancient ruins and colonial towns. That means laying rail across 932 miles of dense jungle, pristine beach and indigenous villages.
Scholars researched whether bestowing awards on volunteers who pitch in with the Boy Scouts made a difference. The answer seems to depend on whether the recognition is expected or not.
Part of a law that goes into effect in New York state on Aug. 14 allows victims more time sue in civil court. Epstein's victims can still go after his estate.
Conservative Alejandro Giammattei beat former first lady Sandra Torres with 60% of the vote. But turnout was the lowest in Guatemala's modern history, in apparent protest of both candidates.
President Trump has been assailed for making money from his Washington hotel that's frequented by those who want to curry favor with him. Turns out, getting rich off politics is an old tradition.
People living in rural and small town America have much at stake in the 2020 census. But census participation tends to be lower in rural areas.
Saudi women may now travel without a man's permission, easing one of the most repressive aspects of the country's 'guardianship' system. Women in Saudi Arabia gained the right to drive last year.
Americans have never felt warmer toward immigrants, nor have they ever been more supportive of immigration.
Does having children make the goal of fairly dividing work at home more elusive?
The 2020 census and congressional apportionment have dominated the headlines in recent months. What could it all mean for the average American voter?
For one, you can't break an economy that's already broken.
The 2020 US election could set a record for ugliness and division. Two previous elections provide important context for what that division can mean.
Firearms are the second leading cause of death among US children and adolescents.
Major changes in the language of white supremacists have happened in the last decade that provide a window into how the groups mobilize support, shape political perceptions and advance their cause.
According to a new study, about 52 of every 100,000 men and boys, and about 3 of every 100,000 women and girls, are killed by police in the US.
A sociologist spent over a year interviewing black, white and Latino residents of a declining coal town in central Pennsylvania, plumbing the sources of their political disillusionment.
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
The process known as policy analysis requires careful consideration and deliberation. In most cases, the public also gets to weigh in.