The majority leader's loss means Republicans won't take up immigration reform before November—and maybe not before 2016. That's good news for Democrats
Student-loan debt has become a symbolic issue for Republicans and Democrats trying to court young people's votes.
For the roughly 35 million Americans who have little interaction with major financial institutions, just cashing a check can be an expensive hassle.
The EPA's new carbon regulations may hurt Democrats in conservative states, but they pose a serious threat to the Republican Party, too.
The generation dealing the most with the changing nature of the United States is starting to shape politics.
California universities have developed a strong model for students who want to move from two- to four-year schools.
Partisan politics and electoral gamesmanship are forcing the White House to take unilateral action.
A poll shows most citizens thing the country is on the wrong track, but they're looking to each other to fix the problem—not to government or big business.
The one solace for his party: Congress is even more unpopular than the president.
50 years after the Supreme Court decision struck down "separate but equal," scholastic opportunities for African-Americans have expanded. But inequality remains a major problem.
Parents’ experiences with education strongly influence what their children do after high school.
Liberal drug laws and same-sex marriage may be favorite causes for young Americans, but government is still doing too little for their generation.
The odds of a child acquiring more education than her parents are lower in the United States than any other developed nation.
Universal health care was supposed to restore faith in government win back white middle-class voters. Oops.
Minorities, on the other hand, continue to see educational attainment as the key to fulfilling the American Dream.
In an ironic twist, districts represented by staunchly opposed Republicans stand to benefit nearly almost as much as those that elect Democrats.
The last shutdown brought a dramatic reversal of GOP fortunes. But partisan sorting and gerrymandering mean this time might be different.
Across gender, race, and class, American adults say it was better to be a child when they were young and believe today's kids will enjoy less financial security than they did.
An influential set of conservatives argues changing demographics won't doom the GOP, but the smart money -- and the math -- are not on their side.
Even on a day set aside to celebrate the nation's unity, confrontation and separation are increasingly the norm.