The former first lady was notably eager to learn about people she didn’t understand—and recognize she might have been wrong about them.
I was very sorry to learn this week that Peter Claeys, whom you see in action above and in the…
America is on the path to legalization, but as pot becomes a big business, lawmakers aren't yet wrestling with how to regulate it effectively.
The state attorney general asked the legislature to change state law so that the president or his associates could be tried in New York even if pardoned under federal law.
Many poor, minority high-schoolers don’t apply to top institutions even though they could get in—a decision that can have lasting consequences.
In western Oklahoma, a region suffering through a harsh drought, several wildfires have recently broken out, including the Rhea Fire, a “megafire” which has burned more than 260,000 acres.
J. Marion Sims’s advances in medical science were made through experimentation on enslaved women.
In many states, the most important policy changes this year won’t come from legislation, but from ballot initiatives.
Last weekend, the first part of the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took place in Indio, California, headlined by Beyoncé.
In 2012, Kansas passed one of the largest income tax cuts in the state’s history. Today, it serves as a cautionary tale.
I recall the first time I heard someone in New York talk excitedly about plans to “go to Coachella.”…
A few days ago, for no intended reason, I came across this remarkable off-the-cuff essay from back in 2011 by…
Many residents of Flint, Michigan refuse to be defined by the city’s ongoing struggles.
After nearly 17 years of war, service members have seen plenty of patriotic displays but little public debate about why they’re fighting.
African Americans in the same neighborhoods decimated by subprime lending are now being targeted with new predatory loan offerings, a lawsuit argues.
Relatives of the makers of OxyContin claim they have never benefited from money tied to the painkiller. A court document suggests otherwise.
As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress, the cultural attitude toward technology is dramatically shifting.
An emotional film gets up close and personal with a family torn apart by recidivism.
The Georgia congressman on what it was like to know the iconic activist
Five days after King was assassinated, his “spiritual mentor” Benjamin Mays delivered a eulogy for his former student.
Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I've Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis, one day before his assassination. After this champion of nonviolent protest was murdered, riots broke out in more than 100 cities across the U.S.