Left-leaning Democrats may have the leverage to take a stand on issues like climate and economic equality, but pressing too hard could put President Biden's signature legislation at risk.
Vaccine mandates are becoming increasingly common on the U.S., but are punitive measures really the best way to boost vaccination rates?
Tokyo 2020 is the latest Olympic host to be plagued by billion-dollar cost overruns, public discontent and controversy. Can the system be fixed or do the issues run too deep?
A number of prominent GOP lawmakers and right-wing media figures turned heads last week by making strong statements in support of getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
A dramatic shift in public views on marijuana has fueled a wave of legalization efforts in the states, but that momentum has done little to create change at the federal level.
The assassination of President Jovenel Moïse has left the Haitian people without a clear path forward, but American intervention in situation could do more harm than good.
The president said false claims about COVID vaccines are "killing people." Will singling out Big Tech make a difference in the fight against vaccine hesitancy?
The president has said the monthly checks will have a transformational impact on American families, but skeptics fear those who need the help the most could be left out.
The welcome end of distance learning for most of the country's schools has reignited the debate over the value and drawbacks of asking students, teachers and staff to cover their mouths in the classroom.
Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson insist that the advances made by their companies will benefit everyone, but critics say their interplanetary ambitions come from a combination of vanity and greed.
It may seem unlikely that one of the nation's bluest states would support a Republican effort to oust its Democratic leader, but it's happened before.
There's no doubt that the nation's highest court has shifted to the right, just how dramatic that swing has been is a matter of debate.
The bad news is that dangerously high temperatures will become increasingly common. The good news, experts say, is that most heat-related deaths can be prevented with the right strategies in place.
The highly contagious mutation of the coronavirus has led many countries to impose new lockdowns and mask requirements, but officials say there are no plans to do the same in the U.S.
Allowing athletes to sign endorsements could make the NCAA a more equitable organization, but could also be a recipe for chaos.
A proposal that would expand the list of acceptable documents has led some longtime voter ID critics on the left to reconsider their stance.
Tax the rich, raise the gas tax, borrow money — there's no shortage of opinions on how best to fund President Biden's plan to reimagine America's infrastructure.
A national eviction moratorium has prevented millions of Americans from losing their homes, but some argue it's no longer necessary now that the worst days of the pandemic are over.
The Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of a Catholic foster care agency could tip the balance when religious freedom and anti-discrimination laws come into conflict.
Republican opposition, the filibuster and division among Senate Democrats have created steep hurdles that any new election laws would need to clear.
Claims that President Biden wants to compel Americans to cut back on hamburgers are false, but some environmentalists wish they were true.
Ransomware attacks are increasingly targeting companies’ computer systems, demanding money in exchange for returning access and data. How should the U.S. respond?
Public health experts are discussing the potential benefits of wearing masks even after the coronavirus pandemic has ended. What are the benefits and drawbacks?
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."