Imagine if Philadelphia were totally blacked out for a dozen hours daily, with no water or heat and no electricity or cellphone coverage. Imagine if high-rise apartment dwellers, including the elderly and moms with babies, had to lug water and food to upper floors because the elevators weren…
On the surface, the holiday retail season is off to a great start. Almost 200 million U.S. shoppers turned out in person and online from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, and holiday retail sales are expected to rise between 6% and 8% from last year to nearly $1 trillion. Amazon reported its…
When I graduated from nursing school five years ago, I worked for an agency in New York City’s foster care system. I believed I was helping families. But what I saw there was not a system working for children’s best interests, but one that was quick to separate children from their parents be…
Many politicians from both major political parties campaigned this year on pledges to tackle rising prices, which have made it hard for many Americans to afford basic necessities.
As this session of Congress winds down, it’s important to note its many achievements. The current Congress passed a bipartisan infrastructure package, bipartisan anti-gun violence reform and a COVID relief package. It made historic investments in climate change and health care while holding …
Now that the Thanksgiving recess is over, the 117th Congress has reopened for business with just a few weeks before the 118th Congress will be sworn in.
By 1900, near the mouth of the Marys Rivers on Champinefu lands, the growing settlement once known as Marysville faced a life-threatening challenge — waterborne diseases.
The United States has an alarming problem: civic negligence. The signs of civic decline and decay are all around us -- threats of extremist violence, book bans and legislative efforts to restrict honest discussions of history in schools.
Thank you for your service, Iowa and New Hampshire. But it's time to end the prominent, influential perch you two small rural states have long enjoyed in winnowing the list of presidential contenders.
🎧 With many struggling to meet even their basic needs, is it ever OK to fund projects such as the arts, sports stadiums or space travel?
As part of a mandatory gun buyback program, the government confiscated more than 600,000 firearms. Mass shootings all but disappeared.
Among the key headlines from the 2022 election were gains by Republicans among minority voters.
The Supreme Court recently heard arguments from Harvard and the University of North Carolina about using race and ethnicity in admissions policies. At stake is the fate of affirmative action and the positive effects race-conscious policies have had on higher education and the workplace for more than 50 years.
Authorities investigating the fatal shootings of six people at a Walmart said that the shooter bought the gun just hours before and left a note with grievances against coworkers on his phone. Police in Chesapeake, Virginia, issued a news release Friday that says they conducted a forensic ana…
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments from Harvard and the University of North Carolina about using race and ethnicity in admissions policies. Project 21, the Black Leadership Network of which I am a member, submitted an amicus brief in the Harvard case.
To no one’s surprise, Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a special prosecutor, Jack Smith, to investigate former President Donald Trump. You might think that you’ve seen this movie before. But there’s little reason to think this will be a repeat of the Robert Mueller investigation that declined to bring charges against Trump. Charges are more likely this time around — though that doesn’t guarantee they will stick.
Is it really news that Karen Bass will become the first female mayor of Los Angeles? In an era where women have already run Chicago, Phoenix, Fort Worth, Charlotte, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Boston, the gender of the new Los Angeles mayor should not have dominated the headlines, as it did in numerous media.
Nov. 20 was Joe Biden's 80th birthday. Our first octogenarian president is two years older than Ronald Reagan was when his presidency ended in 1989.
Rock star's transformation should reassure Americans about globalization
🎧 Episode 65: The hosts discuss the tricky balance of holding people accountable for their actions but the danger in taking things too far.
Commentary: If we want long-term solutions to our social ills, we must work to make our institutions better at ensuring justice for all.
It’s time to talk turkey, folks. And even for an optimistic carnivore like me, the news is grim.
Between hurricanes and rising costs, retiring to Florida may become more difficult for some. Here are things to consider before making a move.
This last year has been tough for a lot of people, and it goes way beyond the pandemic, as we all know. Here are some things you can be grateful for, even in the middle of chaos.
The U.S. Senate has taken a major step toward protecting same-sex and interracial marriage by advancing a landmark bill that would rightfully recognize the legality of such marriages in every state in the nation.
David Silverman, an expert in early American and Native American history, discusses the history of Thanksgiving.