Everyone knows that local newspapers are in trouble. That’s why Deb Fallows and I have been chronicling examples of smaller papers that have bucked the economic trend—in Mississippi, in coastal Maine, in rural communities across the country.
But what “everyone knows” about the main source of the problem may be wrong—or misleading enough to divert attention away from a possible solution.
Requiring congressional approval would be good for Trump, good for his choice for national security adviser, and good for the country.
The power of the stories is how normal they are.
The pursuit of money from wealthy donors distorts the research process—and yields flashy projects that don’t help and don’t work.
Deciding which postings to take down is a difficult and unpopular job. So Mark Zuckerberg is outsourcing it.
The president has been happy to stand up for manufacturing employees on the campaign trail, but has done conspicuously little as GM workers go on strike.
Two journalists detail the results of their reporting on the Supreme Court justice’s past.
Millennial movers have hastened the growth of left-leaning metros in southern red states such as Texas, Arizona, and Georgia. It could be the biggest political story of the 2020s.
Democratic primary voters should have a chance to evaluate how their potential standard-bearers fare against hostile criticism.
When it came to planning the new public library for downtown Winston-Salem, the people of the city had a lot to say, from the visionary to the practical. The library should “make an important statement” and “be a place for the public to be together,” Nan La Rosee, the central operations manager of the Forsyth County Public Library, told me during a recent visit.
The Guardian twisted the social-justice concept to diminish David Cameron’s grief.
A new trove of data may allow us to replace a trickle-down approach with more precise efforts.
President Trump’s threats of retaliation for strikes on Saudi oil facilities seem premature.
What does it say about American politics that the Colorado senator hasn’t managed to stand out in the presidential race?
Presidents are, by definition, “presidential.” But Trump has scrambled what that word means.
Beijing moves to co-opt the American film industry as it seeks to penetrate the world’s largest market.
This administration seems to regard “extraordinary relief” from the high court as nothing more than its due.
Americans could learn from how drastically German society has moved away from the nadir of its history.
Here is one more dip into the waters of ancient Rome. For those joining us late: In a…
Kelley Williams-Bolar, like Felicity Huffman, was punished for trying to get her children a better education.