In 2016, PBS NewsHour once again surpassed its nightly news competitors in climate coverage
There will be threats from above and tweets in the night, but don't wait for conditions to be perfect, just work
In my summer of minding other people’s children, I carefully studied their lives, which were nothing like my own
Reading Jim Harrison's posthumous collection of food essays is like eating a great meal with your smartest friend
As marijuana proves safer and more effective than opiates, several court rulings may set a new precedent
Feminist cinema or gruesome exploitation? Alice Lowe’s “Prevenge” challenges you to tell the difference
An old idea is gaining traction: Should Americans be allowed to cross borders for lower cost drugs?
Bogosian talks Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump, the pressures of performance and government spending priorities
James Harris Jackson's YouTube subscription list is a who's who of alt-right figures
Mnuchin may have violated ethics rules for encouraging people to watch "Lego Batman"
Republicans can't pull together enough votes to pass their own dreadful health care bill -- here's who's to blame
Twitter just can't resist a good Trump-themed meme
The Wisconsin GOP is calling for a constitutional convention — only five more states are needed to make it happen
The group's latest studio LP is a byproduct of and commentary on today's global political upheaval
House Speaker Paul Ryan also forced to admit: "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future"
So I'm on stage in Florida with Chris Kyle's wife Taya, wondering how I can connect with this very white audience
Presidential blustering can motivate negotiating partners to offer some quick results, but it won't work long term
Wearing a headscarf can be an act of piety and a way of being. Forcing women to remove it can have bad consequences
This is not just a disparity of disabled and non-disabled — it is also one determined by state of residence
Black comedians from Pryor to Bernie Mac have transformed the childhood trauma of corporal punishment into laughs
Before Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, other modern presidents have had anti-Semitic advisers
Part one: A panel of experts debates immigrant rights, presidential powers and the dark lessons of history
Mythical lawyers tucking away $36K for retirement and taking 3 vacations a year just can't escape the rat race
“Isn’t that a different level of lying?” Bill Maher asked Matt Schlapp, referring to President Trump's fraud claims
The pipeline will shuttle up to 800,000 barrels of oil per day through the heart of the U.S.
He couldn't win the Democratic nomination, but Sanders has emerged as the authentic voice of populist resistance
The pipeline will shuttle up to 800,000 barrels of oil per day through the heart of the United States
In the final part of an interview with Salon, RuPaul explains his motto, "You're born naked and the rest is drag."
“Carmin Tropical” is a dark, romantic thriller with gender fluidity at its core, set in Mexico's machismo heart
Williamson, author of the Salon essay "Dying, with a lifetime of literature," passed away at home last Saturday
Media outlets often omit tales of grassroots success. These examples show local action taken to benefit nonelites
"Crafting legislation is not their thing,” said Maher of the GOP: the party should stick to what it's good at
In his new book, Chris Hayes examines the powerless American underclass under violent, internal government rule
There's great potential for lawlessness in the Trump administration. Gorsuch’s commitment to law could be valuable
What Jane Elliott observed in an all-white third-grade class almost 50 years ago echoes loudly in the age of Trump
Why do Republicans seem intent on hurting the most vulnerable among us?
If Trump’s real agenda is to sow disorder and undermine democracy, even his dreadful last week might be a win
The president's signature building in Washington is conflict-free — for now
Uninformed conservatives should consider who really benefits from U.S. tax laws and assistance programs
In the wake of his confirmation hearings, here's what we can expect from Neil Gorsuch in the future
Ben Fink writes about how he and his community have been working with each other in the aftermath of the election
Arkansas Republican state legislator Mickey Gates is determined to limit transgender access to public bathrooms
Arrests of two more Baylor football players continues program’s trend of sexual misconduct
Unusually warm winter weather had a hand in slowing sea ice growth this winter
Forbes heaps praise on John McCain and John Kasich, but doesn't include the president
Don't believe that Republicans in Congress secretly hate Trump! It's time to take their boot-licking at face value
Can you give me reasons to pay attention to The Blaze's suspended host? Because I can't think of any
A compendium of failed baddies, “The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains” is straight out of Trump's White House
Two Democratic Senators from states Donald Trump won have committed to vote against the president’s SCOTUS pick
In a major setback for Ryan and Trump, House is forced to delay ACHA vote amid scramble for more support
Sean Spicer now says Paul Manafort was barely involved in Trump's campaign; last summer the tune was different
Right-to-work laws and the gig economy are hurting Americans
For some, offering opinion is a public service; it's not responsible to neglect my duty for one moment more
Trump's “budget blueprint” would devastate worker safety, job training programs and legal services
Chappelle’s Netflix specials are satisfying. But are they prime Chappelle?
Mnuchin's logic was not shared by Republicans — nor Trump — during the Obama era
Nunes completely retracted claims made earlier this week about Trump being wiretapped
White House Budget Director Mitch Mulvaney says if you're nervous about Trumpcare cuts, just change your state
Please give Americans what they need to save the republic: the truth
America may get its border wall — it just might have to do without a lot else
Stem cells: amazing, but finicky. The best place to grow them could be in the near-zero gravity of low-space orbit
The former governor's jokes haven't made many people laugh, so Kimmel thought a professional comedian could help
Greed and incompetence may have killed off the GOP's cherished dream of repealing Obamacare. But don't gloat yet
Charter Communications announced its plan to expand add 20,000 U.S. jobs in April 2016
The First Daughter's new White House role is giving ethics experts pause
An auction of JFK's diary is drawing new attention to a controversial passage
The actors livestreaming anti-Trup performance art piece still can't find a home
Fox says there's proof that "the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team"
American sports stars have history of taking a stand, from Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick
Sean Spicer doesn't want to say if Trump violated Anti-Lobbying Act or not
The committee paid a low-profile firm to make intelligence reports that sought to prove conflicts of interest
From the Comey testimony to Devin Nunes' weird tricks to the near-death of the ACHA, it's been a wild ride
The right-wingers of the House Freedom Caucus are about to learn that Donald Trump doesn’t take betrayal lightly
Alex Moffatt's depiction of Eric Trump as a simpleton who accidentally tells the truth was sharper than we thought
Trump shrugs off the saga surrounding his first major legislative battle and potential loss: "We'll have to see"
It’s all about oligarchs, sanctions, and a multibillion-dollar privatization scheme, says Democrat Adam Schiff.
A new Quinnipiac University survey indicates Americans don't want to fire Big Bird
The international far right celebrates a milestone meeting
Will virtual reality cause video games to be accepted as agents for social change? Author Asi Burak has the answer
The Trump aide, known for his anti-Muslim views, jumped at the opportunity to use the attack as a political win
At 33, Ford Inbody is already saving for the day he stops working — so he can afford health care
How a Trump falsehood makes the rounds and the president can claim a partial victory
Republicans are holding a bill likely to fail, and they're all starting to point fingers at each other
Reich makes his first trip to our nation’s capital since Donald Trump became president
Mike Pence will be honored by a Washington-based conservative nonprofit
While Trump’s nominee was on Capitol Hill trying to appear in the mainstream, SCOTUS ruled he may be more extreme
"Virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats,” Steven Curtis said
Paul Ryan has dreamed of slashing Medicaid since his keg-party days — and that blithe hostility is widespread
In light of Tomi Lahren's abortion controversy, conservatives have finally noticed their own media exploits them
Depending on how old you are and where you live, you could pay 300, 500 or 2000 percent more in annual premiums
States like Texas and Alabama are considering similar legislation targeting LGBT families
A prominent journalist believes there's a coverup in what is becoming the biggest political story of the decade
Congress is taking a deep look at Trump's former National Security adviser
FBI and NSA chiefs verify a Russia probe and refute the president's claims
Trump's Energy Secretary insists the election result at his alma mater was "stolen"
Bee says that Gorka has the same level of authority on Islam as a person does on space after watching "Rogue One"
Warren concedes Alexander Acosta is more qualified than Andrew Puzder, but her praise ends there
You've come to the right place for a generous helping of fluffy, pint-sized pups
Drake shapes the parameters that allow him to thrive
House Intelligence chair rushes to White House with supposed bombshell — that definitely doesn't help Team Trump
The vice president will be honored by a Washington-based conservative nonprofit that created the award this year
The Republican chairman has been under fire for going to the president when he's supposed to be investigating him
Leading a wave, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott even suggests states should ban cities from having regulatory powers
GOP's "manager amendments" defund Planned Parenthood and bar tax credits for private insurance that covers abortion
"He treated me differently than the men were treated on the panel," the environmental expert told Salon
Executive branch staffers right-wing hit jobs will cost them their careers
There's a new player in the political battle over Trump's landmark health care bill: The Koch brothers
It's costing taxpayers $26.8 million to protect Trump's family at Trump Tower and on business deals globally
By a wide margin, Americans are disapproving of the Republicans' health care plan
Here's what we learned from his recent sit-down with Time
In what may be the Affordable Care Act's last anniversary, Obama stresses what the bill has done
Slashing the State Department and the U.N. is preparation for Bannon's "clash of civilizations"
Internet providers can now sell users' personal browsing information without having to obtain their consent
Paul Ryan wants to force a vote on his health care bill Thursday night, even as it's desperately being rewritten
President Trump is not the only person in Washington spreading disinformation, GOP making money off it as well
The coup attempt in Montenegro was designed to "sow mayhem" and keep NATO away
Feeding your pets high-quality "human grade" meats and organic produce may not be environmentally sustainable
Public opinion is again at odds with Washington about how to spend tax revenues
These experts say "superfans," like those who obsess over Harry Potter, are changing how brands approach consumers
The Trump administration is increasingly trying to distance itself from the president's former campaign chair
For the first time ever, people have eaten chicken without killing a chicken
Democrats appear to be struggling to cope with their election loss in November, but Bernie continues to resonate
At "Berks Family Residential Center," kids contemplate suicide as their mothers go on hunger strike
It is not on track to meet NATO commitments, but Germany argues it is paying in other ways
Why Trumpcare may make Americans less healthy
Messages of perseverance resonated through London
The Secretary of State has issued an order that would double down on the president's extreme vetting promises
Long before "Survivor," the eccentric " Gong Show" creator discovered that people will do anything to get on TV
Breitbart and talk radio hosts are finding a new target for their Trumpcare rage
Trump's fights with celebs like Colin Kaepernick and Snoop Dogg aren't just unpresidential, they're unproductive
The Barnes Ice Cap covers an area about the size of Delaware. It faces certain death
Should you get something for nothing? Author Philippe Van Parijs makes an argument for universal basic income
Anti-Clinton and pro-Trump stories, including fake news, may have been promoted by Russian bots
The young media outlet openly sided with President Trump's campaign, now they have access to the State Department
Paul Ryan is altering his health care bill at the last second — not to improve it, but to salvage his reputation
There has been local progress making conversion therapy illegal, but now there's an effort to make the ban national
Hit pieces like "No More Sympathy for Hillbillies" follow a predictable and glib pattern of othering and blame
A Harvard PhD candidate writes that Trump is misclassifying Steve Bannon, who should have Senate confirmation
Elon Musk’s cost-conscious space transport company will attempt to reuse a rocket as early as next week
Netflix released two new comedy specials from Chappelle this week, reminding us what we've been missing
Apple may not be innovating like it did in the Jobs era, but it is tweaking its approach to old products
A small town in Indiana could spark a new eco-crisis. Will Scott Pruitt's EPA respond?
Could the director of a Kamasi Washington video be the next big thing?
Trump threatens House GOP with 2010-style wipeout if they don't pass Ryan's awful bill. That could happen anyway
The detainer report is part of President Trump's campaign to malign undocumented immigrants and sanctuary cities
The conservative newspaper, which didn't endorse Trump or Clinton, believes the president's credibility is shot
Couch's 720-day sentence is too long, his lawyers say that he legally shouldn't be sentenced for that long
Hardline Republicans point to a CBO report that finds simply repealing Obamacare is less harmful than Trumpcare
What separation of church and state? Birmingham megachurch wants to hire its own cops, claims innocent motives
Comic-turned-senator rips apart Gorsuch's infamous "frozen trucker" opinion. If only other Democrats would follow
Billions that should go to Obamacare are missing, thanks to senators like Marco Rubio
In part three of a four-part sit-down interview with Salon, RuPaul comments on LGBTQ issues
Why do we pretend this process isn't political? It's always dumb — and given how Gorsuch got here, it's offensive
New York's Medicaid funding could be drastically changed as a result of the American Health Care Act
The report refutes Manafort's claims that he had no ties to Russia
The legislative and executive branch are, together, a ruderless ship
Brazile’s assistance to the Clinton campaign while pretending to be a neutral political analyst tells a larger tale
The Marylander traveled all the way to New York to act out a racist revenge plan
Early reports suggest that the air raid was conducted by an American-led coalition
North Korea seems to be indifferent to Trump, as it tests its advancing nuclear missile capabilities
If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry
Biden said he was appalled with "this romance with Putin"
The Trump staffer backtracked on his claim last week that he never took "an oath of loyalty" to a far-right group
Dems, Republicans delivered a "wealth of misinformation, from statements that were simply misleading to whoppers"
London police said that the situation is being treated "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise"
Intelligence agencies are going to find new ways to get access to information stored online
How do private prisons work?
“Even if there’s a vast government conspiracy out to get you, they’re never going to bug two phones."
How could a congressional probe unfold, and what would it mean for the administration?
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said military action would be “on the table” if North Korea elevated threat level
The president's son isn't applying his father's "hire American" mantra to the family's Virginia winery
Muslims in the United States, inside and outside of the government, are in fear, and Trump's actions aren't helping
States’ policies differ about who or what to cover in Medicaid, and that will be important under the GOP's plan