U.S.

January, 2019

  • 13 January

    Federal Workers Begin to Feel Pain of Shutdown

    Because many Americans live paycheck to paycheck, the loss of even one can be a big financial blow for a family.

  • 11 January

    What Would Be the Economic Cost of a Prolonged Government Shutdown?

    The government has been partially closed since Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record. A finance professor who studied the 2013 shutdown explains the economic impact.

  • 8 January

    Is There a Crisis at the US-Mexico Border? 6 Essential Reads

    Immigration experts explain who's really trying to cross the US-Mexico border, what they want — and why immigration, even undocumented immigration, actually benefits the country.

  • 3 January

    Why Jefferson’s Vision of American Islam Matters Today

    The first two Muslim-American women are in Congress now. They stand in a long and little-known tradition of Islam in America.

  • 3 January

    Nancy Pelosi Victorious

    First elected in 1987, Pelosi offers decades of experience at building coalitions and she excels as a Democratic fundraiser. Still, the vote was closer than expected.

December, 2018

  • 27 December

    US Gun Violence in 2018: 3 Essential Reads

    Why the United States cannot overcome gun violence which took many lives in 2018 as well. Find out here

  • 20 December

    What’s The Economic Impact of a Government Shutdown?

    With President Trump insisting on funding for his border wall and Democrats vehemently opposed, a partial government shutdown is about to enter the new year. Here's what it could mean for the economy.

  • 12 December

    Wisconsin GOP’s Power Grab is a Danger to Democracy

    Democracies survive if political norms and traditions are upheld. So the recent actions of GOP legislators in Wisconsin and other states to hamstring incoming Democrats put democracy at risk.

  • 3 December

    Why We’ll Miss George H.W. Bush, America’s Last Foreign Policy President

    The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?

November, 2018

  • 20 November

    Better Forest Management Won’t End Wildfires

    Forest management is not a cure-all for wildfires, although it can help reduce the chances of massive burns. Making this happen will require broad collaborative efforts and more money.