“There is a special bond between people and animals,” says Julián Castro, the only presidential candidate with a specific plan addressing animal rights.
With a national mental health crisis costing about $444 billion a year, presidential candidates have put forth several proposals to combat high premiums and coverage black holes.
Since the El Paso shooting, which was declared an act of “domestic terrorism" by the Justice Department, the FBI has thwarted seven mass shootings, including attacks planned by alleged white supremacists. But those arrested are unlikely to be designated as domestic terrorists or face any federal terrorism-related charges.
Presidential campaigns usually ignore Native Americans and their unique position and struggles. However, the 2020 race might be different.
Is your drinking water safe? A number of high-profile incidents have highlighted the limits of the nation’s water supply and the impacts of environmental changes, pollution and aging infrastructure on water quality.
What do college students, military veterans and LGBT couples have in common? They would be the beneficiaries of a set of bold policy proposals from Democratic presidential candidates.
In a major speech on foreign policy last week, former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden detailed how he would restore America’s position as a global leader.
The volume and urgency of the abortion debate has varied over the years but is now as high as it’s ever been. With Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh shifting the court to the right, the votes exist for an overturn of Roe v. Wade.
Several Democratic presidential candidates have called for voluntary national service, and many of their proposals take their cues from the G.I. Bill, which rewards military service with money for college or job training.
Democrats want to accomplish some very big things in 2021. Extending Medicare to every American. Mobilizing the entire U.S. economy to combat the existential threat of global warming. Creating a pathway to citizenship for 12 million undocumented immigrants. The list goes on.
Comparing Sen. Bernie Sanders's Medicare for All single payer plan with Sen. Michael Bennet's Medicare X public option plan.
As mass shootings continue to occur, advocates for stricter gun regulation have gained momentum. But so have those rallying to protect themselves and their constitutional right to bear arms.
No one likes taxes, and about 45 percent of Americans think they pay too much in federal income taxes, according to a 2018 Gallup poll.
Those who think the Electoral College is problematic include numerous Democratic presidential candidates. As Sen. Elizabeth Warren put it to one audience, “Your vote just doesn’t count ... and that is wrong.”
Even before former Vice President Joe Biden announced a formal climate change policy, the left wing of the Democratic Party was decrying him for what an adviser called his “middle ground” approach to climate change.
Sanders also proposes reforming patent laws under which farmers have been sued for growing crops from proprietary seeds.
In his late March announcement speech, Messam, a 44-year-old former college football player, put student debt front and center, saying that if elected he would push for national student debt forgiveness. You get $50,000 in student-loan debt relief. The politics of free college are similarly fraught.
Three years into the presidency of Donald Trump, who launched his campaign with a call to crack down on illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America, the United States is on track to see the largest number of migrants arriving at the southwest border without proper documentation in more than a decade.
From self-driving cars to augmented reality to advancements in medicine, agriculture and weaponry, many aspects of everyday life and a large share of the U.S. economy and military will be transformed by artificial intelligence in the not-too-distant future.
Commentators say a knockdown battle over every open Supreme Court seat is demoralizing for the country and cements the perception of the court as a political body. There have been a number of Supreme Court reform proposals discussed over the years.
Elizabeth Warren accuses Amazon and other tech giants of unfairly demanding special favors from governments, selling users’ consumer profiles for marketing purposes and exercising a stranglehold over capital funding for potential competitors.
Reparations have become a litmus test for Democratic candidates looking to secure diverse, progressive voters. But the support for reparations among Americans is complicated.
Affordable housing used to be mainly an urban issue, says a housing advocate. “But now it's a suburban phenomenon, a rural phenomenon, and a national problem — and it’s getting the attention of policymakers at every level.”
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has a plan for providing government-subsidized childcare that would cost parents no more than 7 percent of their income per year.