Research shows that when governments provide citizens with economic security, they embolden them to take more risks.
Unless a court intervenes, the state will have to allow an attorney to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would authorize mass murder.
In debating whether the Texan is too inexperienced to run, the right has to decide whether the current president is a disastrous failure or a disastrous success.
A deal in Congress would extend the Children's Health Insurance Program, a key part of the Democratic frontrunner's legacy as first lady.
Why do so many American cops believe that shooting a schizophrenic man dead for failing to drop a screwdriver is an acceptable outcome?
Why the U.S. tends to look on the bright side
Governors used to lead the push for big projects, but the growing rural-urban divide has brought civic leaders to the fore.
He says 9/11 made him a country fan. Why doubt it?
An allegation that Israel spied on U.S. negotiations with Iran caps a week of escalating tensions between the two leaders.
The Republican primary pits candidates who openly seek to update Reagan-era ideology against those who deny the extent to which they are revising it.
Obesity rates for residents of South Los Angeles only increased after the city imposed a moratorium on the construction of new fast-food restaurants.
Ted Cruz enters the race, the science of weight loss and happiness, and more
In a case on whether Texas must issue plates with the Confederate battle flag, the Supreme Court takes up a more fundamental free-speech question.
The House Judiciary Committee is only the latest body to use Michael Scott, Emma Stone, and red-headed mermaids to get attention for its messaging.
Republicans and Democrats pursue economic policies that satisfy their base voters—and leave their opponents out in the cold.
Now that advocates have won, will they surrender some of their gains to make sure their victory lasts?
Shouting fire in a room crowded with New Hampshire conservatives sends them running—not for the exits, but straight to the polls.
Festival and bonfires; outrageous wagers; toasting and fasting and even fighting. Elections used to be fun. What if they were again?
If the United States no longer seems so different from other developed nations, and if perhaps it never did, then it has lessons to learn from them.
Increasing optimism about their financial futures has led more Americans to view the president in a positive light.
Urban revivals require a shared narrative, private-sector partners, and a public official championing a far-sighted plan.