More and more candidates are questioning the need to square off face-to-face with their opponents. Is the declining importance of debates bad for democracy?
Experts say without a massive increase in the amount of electricity we produce, the power grid won't be able to support the transition off of fossil fuels.
Hundreds of thousands of immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children could face deportation if a legal challenge seeking to end the program is successful, unless Congress passes a law to protect them.
New test scores suggest COVID-related disruptions have erased decades worth of progress in math and reading. How can the America's schools get back on track?
The president's backers say it's his duty to forcefully condemn efforts to “undermine democracy itself,” but critics worry his rhetoric might enflame partisan tensions even further.
The Golden State is looking to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, but critics question whether strict regulations are the right answer to climate change.
Many health experts say the disease's current name is confusing and causes stigma, but skeptics say the world's struggles to contain the current outbreak can't be solved by semantics.
President Biden's order to forgive hundreds of billions in student loans does nothing to address the rising costs of higher education that caused all of that debt to pile up in the first place.
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President Biden's order has been called a "slap in the face" to everyone who doesn't have student loans, but supporters say the policy will have society-wide benefits.
The funding increase is designed to help the agency process returns more efficiently and chase down wealthy tax cheats, but conservatives warn it will lead to more audits for the middle class.
Animals like the woolly mammoth and Tasmanian tiger may be revived thanks to advances in gene editing technology, but critics say this burgeoning science is a distraction from the real work of conservation.
Can America help the Afghan people survive a series of major crises without indirectly aiding the Taliban's repressive regime?
The former president's most vocal Republican critic lost her reelection bid, but some political experts believe she could be a thorn in his side for years to come.
The agency's decision to roll back certain guidelines is seen by some as an appropriate response to the current state of the pandemic and by others as an abandonment of its public health responsibilities.
The unprecedented economic circumstances of the pandemic recovery have caused heated debate over what have historically been questions with straightforward answers.
Voters in the conservative state rejected a measure that would have created space for strict abortion restrictions, but some experts see reason to doubt the result will be repeated in other races.
Polls suggest a large share of the voting public is eager for a viable alternative to the two major parties. So why isn't there one?
The new law borrows the citizen-enforcement strategy pioneered by Texas Republicans as part of the strict abortion restriction they passed last year.
The president's relatively smooth experience was an example of the potency of vaccines and antiviral drugs, but it's also a reminder that everyone — even the country's most powerful person — is vulnerable.
Some Democratic groups are spending millions to help Trump-backed candidates win GOP primary races under the belief that they'll be easier to beat in the general election.
Oral contraceptives are one of the most popular — and least controversial — forms of birth control, but that doesn't mean they'll be unaffected by the intensifying political fight over reproductive rights.
Unlike the coronavirus, monkeypox has been studied for decades and there are ready-made treatments available. Still, case numbers keep rising.
“A mass student loan forgiveness scheme is an essential policy correction to a worsening social crisis.”
“There is no possible definition of ‘need’ in which college graduates in the United States of America would rank first.”
“A lot of working-class people carry a lot of student debt.”
“This is a college graduate bailout paid for by plumbers and FedEx drivers.”
“A comprehensive student-loan debt-cancellation program will have a valuable economic upside.”