The biggest success of the new Marvel film isn’t representation, but its contemplation of identity, responsibility, and the future of a diaspora in an interconnected world.
A bipartisan compromise that just passed the state Senate would require minority-party support for political maps, and would limit the number of communities that could be splintered.
The 1996 creation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program effectively killed cash assistance. Now, Republicans want to use it as a model for the rest of the social safety net.
The country’s flagship public-health agency is facing internal scandal and funding issues that will test its ability to respond to outbreaks on the horizon.
Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced a plan Monday to sell off Puerto Rico's commonwealth-owned power company, a move he hopes will ease the island’s energy and debt crises. But some groups on the island oppose the measure fiercely.
Even with the Affordable Care Act, the premium and payment structure of insurance increases the relative income gap between rich and poor.
President Trump is the embodiment of over 50 years of resistance to the policies Martin Luther King Jr. fought to enact.
Representative John Lewis joins other associates of Martin Luther King Jr. in criticizing the president’s remarks about immigrants.
Paying people to work would be a more direct—and less expensive—way to lift them out of poverty.
A Q&A with historian Danielle McGuire about the life of the black woman whose campaign for justice after a rape by six white men was instrumental to the civil-rights movement—and to the #MeToo movement today.
After being bound by a consent decree for 35 years, the Republican National Committee is now free to continue its “ballot security” campaign.
Under Governor Terry McAuliffe, the state embarked on a campaign to grant clemency more often, and to restore the civil rights of convicted felons.
Amid a confusing tangle of overlapping authorities, shady contracts, and a push for privatization, nobody knows what the end of the island’s electricity and humanitarian crises will look like, or when it will come.
The large African American turnout in the Senate election was the result of careful, deliberate work—and offers Democrats a roadmap for 2018.
The state’s Black Belt made big turnout gains in support of the Democratic candidate, providing his margin of victory in the Senate special election in a deep-red state.
The Trump administration could soon approve a proposal from Governor Scott Walker to drug test food-stamp recipients.
Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones will have to get significant numbers of black voters to the polls in order to win, but the state’s voter suppression will make that a tough task.
With the help of new data aggregation tech, gerrymandering is now more precise than ever.
With open-enrollment numbers slipping, the Republican tax plan gaining steam, and CHIP still in limbo, critical elements of health-insurance programs are in danger.
A new study finds that GOP efforts to undermine the health-care law gave the party a boost in 2016, despite—or even because of—how those actions made health care worse for voters.