Politics

Is going to a prestigious university the key to getting rich? All 25 of the richest Americans attended at least some college, and most graduated. To determine where America’s richest people went to...
As former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously said, “democracy is the worst form of government — except for all the others that have been tried.” Since the end of World War...
The world’s motorists have put the pandemic in the rearview mirror and are on the road again. That is not good news for some of the planet’s urban centers, which are choked with vehicular...
This week, in response to the escalating situation in Ukraine, the bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that they had moved the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight, the closest it has...
An estimated 582,462 people experienced homelessness on a single night in January 2022, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The agency notes that the economic impact of the...
Over a seven-hour period on Jan. 6, 2021, thousands of demonstrators came to the U.S. Capitol Building as lawmakers inside prepared to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. In an...
A shooting in Monterey Park, California on Saturday left at least 11 people dead. The motive of the shooter, who died by his own hand, remains unclear. What is clear is that a tragedy of the...
Emboldened by a growing acceptance, cannabis is becoming quite the cash crop in a number of countries. Cannabis is legal in Canada, decriminalized in Mexico, and partly or fully legal in many U.S....
Anti-government extremism has been alive and well in the United States for decades. From the birth of the John Birch Society, stemming from opposition to communism in the 1950s, to the more recent...
Russia’s war in Ukraine dominates the headlines these days, but war rages in other countries, too. Whether due to civil war or fighting among neighboring nations, these wars take a heavy toll on...
Americans have lived under fear of nuclear attack since the 1950s. As a matter of fact, all school children were trained in “duck and cover,” which was supposed to protect them in the case of a...
The end of the world. The Scandinavians called this Norse Ragnarök. The ancient Christians called it the apocalypse. In modern times, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a nonprofit science and...
Lai Xiaomin, an executive of the China Huarong Asset Management Co and former head of the China state-owned investment operation, was put to death on Jan. 19, 2021. The charges against him were for...
Illinois just became the ninth state in the country to effectively ban the sale or possession of assault-style weapons. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the ban into law on Jan. 10, 2023, the first full day...
Terrorism has been a problem around the world for centuries. The worst terrorist attack people in the U.S. witnessed – some experience – was when two jets crashed into the World Trade...