In our naive civics mythology, we want our presidents to be men and women of the highest integrity. We want them to embody the rule of law and respect for the Constitution. But these things aren’t true anymore.
Public support for the LGBTQ+ community has grown steadily for decades. But some state legislators are pushing back against changing attitudes.
A new report sheds light on mistakes, data gaps and dysfunctional organizational cultures that contributed to America suffering more loss of life than any other country in the world.
The closest Doomsday Clock has ever come to midnight is right now, at 90 seconds to midnight. The Clock is maintained some of the most sober and accomplished scientists in the world. We’d be fools not to listen.
Election administrators are still digging out from the mountains of misinformation from the 2020 election cycle. Bad actors are using AI to ramp up for the next one.
The Catholic Church's "Doctrine of Discovery" was used to justify the world’s largest land grabs and the resulting colonialism and oppression of indigenous peoples.
A statue long considered a Renaissance masterpiece in Florence (and the world over) has now been deemed pornographic in Florida. Such a stark contrast in points of view—here or there—has a long history.
Even though no congressional Republican voted for the biggest climate bill in the country’s history, red states were among the leaders in green power generation last year.
Thanks to the increasingly commingled worlds of politics and popular entertainment, the State of the Union address has devolved into something that resembles an awards show or grand fund-raising gala, except with hecklers.
Car-share operations are turning to electric vehicles as they reimagine the service as an affordable, nonprofit transportation business model.
As a country, we don’t remember what happened 222 years ago, because we tend not to remember history. But also because that political storm “rolled harmlessly away.” Will we be as lucky?
Trump’s call for voiding the Constitution raises uncomfortable questions. How would it be done? Call a new Constitutional Convention, which requires two thirds of the states to agree—or attempt another coup d’état, like January 6th?