Politics

The pace at which COVID-19 has spread across the U.S. has slowed. The U.S. is reporting a fraction of the daily confirmed and fatal cases compared to less than two months ago, when there were over...
Every day, commonplace activities that many of us take for granted, such as turning on a light switch or driving to work, consume energy. While an individual’s energy consumption is relatively...
Before the COVID-19 pandemic cost millions of Americans their livelihoods, the U.S. poverty rate had been in decline for years, as the economy continued its recovery from the recession that began in...
Disturbing and violent events such as the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection in Washington and the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. have heightened public awareness of hate groups across...
Arrests for marijuana possession topped half a million in 2019, more than the number of arrests for any other drug abuse offense tracked by the FBI. That same year, a survey conducted by Pew Research...
Only 45 people have ever become president of the United States. All were men; all but Barack Obama were white; and all but John F. Kennedy were Protestant. Most of them were lawyers or had a...
In March 2019, Jimmy Carter became the longest-living former president in U.S. history. Carter, who is now 96, passed President George H.W. Bush, who, at the time of his death, was the longest living...
President Donald Trump ended a historically unpopular presidency with the lowest record approval rating during his term, at 34%, according to Gallup. Only Harry S. Truman and Richard Nixon, who...
The organization known as Boy Scouts of America celebrated its 111th anniversary on Feb. 8, 2021. Any youth boy or girl in the country can join one of its five scouting programs: Cub Scouting,...
Few elected officials at the federal level have as limited job security as members of the House of Representatives. Unlike their counterparts in the Senate, who are up for reelection every six years,...
Few elected officials at the federal level have as limited job security as members of the House of Representatives. Unlike their counterparts in the Senate, who are up for reelection every six years,...
Though new coronavirus cases have been falling across the U.S. for at least about three weeks, school districts all over the country continue to temporarily close schools due to spikes in cases in...
As coronavirus cases continue to rise throughout the country, schools in all 50 states continue to close and reopen depending on the local outbreak.  24/7 Wall St. reviewed guidelines released by...
COVID-19 vaccines have been available in the U.S. since mid-December. The vaccine rollout, which has been dubbed the biggest vaccination campaign in medical history, has been slower than expected....
Though COVID-19 vaccines have been available for over a month and millions of people — so far, mostly health care workers, the elderly, and teachers — have been vaccinated, the...