The story of a decades-long lead-poisoning lawsuit in New Orleans illustrates how the toxin destroys black families and communities alike.
In the coming years, a new gold rush will begin. Deep beneath the ocean’s waves, from scalding hydrothermal vents to the frigid stretches of the abyssal plain, ocean processes have deposited vast quantities of valuable minerals on the seafloor.
Portland, Oregon, at once a liberal epitome and the whitest city in America, might find out.
It’s not just a failure of housing policy. It's a symbol of everything that’s wrong with the American tax code.
California’s steep penalties help generate funding for government programs. But they’ve come with an additional cost.
Auto-enrollment and payroll deduction can be more powerful ways to avert America’s retirement crisis.
He thinks it’s all about cost, and he seems uninterested in assessing the critical benefits the laws provide.
Government watchers and policy experts are worried that Thompson's departure on June 30 could bode poorly for the 2020 Census — which will have huge ramifications on future elections.
"Even as inflation does its thing, cars grow more efficient, and the federal government’s transportation network expands, widens, and, yes, breaks, legislators steadfastly refuse to hike the thing."
With the 2020 Census around the corner, the White House can't put off replacing Census Bureau director John Thompson, despite the administration's other personnel challenges.
In a surprising victory for President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy, the Senate voted on Wednesday to uphold an Obama-era climate change regulation to control the release of methane from oil and gas wells on public land.
Democrats could run on tax simplification. They could run as the party that will liberate middle- and upper-middle-class people from ever having to deal with a 1040 form again in their lives. But they largely don’t — in part because Democrats and Republicans approach taxes differently.
On John Oliver's fifth episode of "Last Week Tonight," he did a story on net neutrality that broke the FCC's website. Now that new FCC Chair Ajit Pai wants to "take a weed whacker" to the open internet, it's time for take 2.
In a letter sent April 3, the Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services instructed the Treasury Department to decline FOIA requests relating to communications between the two offices.
A spokesman for the agency’s administrator said he would consider replacing the academic scientists with representatives from industries the agency is supposed to regulate.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday night signed what he calls a ban on so-called "sanctuary cities" that allows police to ask about a person’s immigration status and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don't cooperate with federal authorities.
“A public social media platform would have the civic mission of providing us a diverse and global view of the world.”
Activists say the movement’s efforts have entered a new phase — one more focused on policy than protest — prompted by the election of President Trump.
New York is facing a crisis. The city that never sleeps has become the city with the most people who have no home to sleep in.
24 million Americans may lose their health insurance because House Republicans didn't feel like reading the dang bill.
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