Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt: The names and legacies of our country’s greatest presidents are ingrained in the minds of every American. But what of the forgotten presidents?
For a period of time after December's elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Americans felt a collective sense of outrage that something had to be done about gun violence in this country. But that support appears to have waned. Joe Nocera, author of the the Gun Report in The New York Times, explains why.
Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy, and now he's courting it overseas. The real estate mogul has been engaged in a years-long battle with the residents of the Scottish city of Aberdeen, but now the project has hit another snag.
Atheism is a growing movement in America. Campaign ads encouraging humanism and free-thought are slowly becoming more prevalent, yet atheists remain one of the most disliked groups in the country. Can money make a difference?
One in eight bridges in the United States have been categorized as structurally deficient and many more are reaching the end of their lives. Attorney and author Barry LePatner tells us what can be done about America's infrastructure problem. Where will the money come from in an era of tightening budgets and is there enough political will to prevent the country's infrastructure from falling farther behind? Kristian Foden-Vencil is a reporter for OPB News.
Boston Globe staff photographer Essdras Suarez describes what it's like to actually be on the ground after an event like Newtown and to experience the grief of victims first-hand.
After passing the Senate 89-8, the House approved the fiscal cliff compromise negotiated by Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, concluding a battle over fiscal policy that's lasted two years. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has been following the deal.
How truly cohesive is the U.S.'s mental health care system? And what can be done to ensure that those who need care most have access to it? Dr. E. Fuller Torrey discusses the shortcomings of the country's resources for the mentally ill.
Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich takes a look at the latest news on the fiscal cliff negotiations, and updates us on the condition of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she was admitted to a New York hospital due to a blood clot.
With the presidential campaign season coming to an end, the media is desperately looking for something else to endlessly obsess over. Luckily, we'll have to look no further than the so-called “fiscal cliff,” that combination of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect after the New Year. Felix Salmon, finance blogger at Reuters, explains.
An American economic boom or European downturn? What can we discern about the strength of the United States or the European currency union based on their results at golf's Ryder Cup?
The political guessing game will finally end just hours from now when the Supreme Court announces its ruling on President Obama's health care bill, the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals across the country are already adapting to a growing number of uninsured Americans, but after today's announcement the entire industry of medical services could change in a very substantial way.
The Supreme Court says they won't issue their ruling on President Obama's signature healthcare bill until next week, but that hasn't stopped both parties from preparing for the fallout. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich says a ruling against the law presents challenges not just for Democrats, but for Republicans as well.
During primary season, Mitt Romney was attracting barely more than a quarter of the Latino vote. But yesterday, at the meeting of the National Association of Latino and Elected Appointed Officials, or NALEO, the prospective GOP nominee made his pitch. Where does Romney go from here as he seeks to make inroads with the Latino community?
Trial consultant Ryan Malphurs explains what three-day marathon sessions tell us about how the Roberts court works, why Chief Justice John Roberts might end up being the swing vote, and offers his predictions on the court's decision on President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
There are many stereotypes associated with the sciences, including the ideas that scientific fields are out-of-reach, too intellectual, or exclusively for men and academia. The outgoing president of M.I.T. discusses these problems and says that the United States must create a culture of the sciences in order to generate interest in the masses.
Forty years ago today, Congress passed Title IX. The landmark civil rights law barred gender discrimination in the country’s schools and colleges, but it is perhaps best known for its impact on female participation on women’s high school and college sports.
Earlier this week JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon went up to Capitol Hill. He sat in front of a Senate committee, and Dimon... apologized. This got Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich thinking about other instances of public figures apologizing to Congress.
As part of our coverage of this political year we are doing what a lot of people in the U.S. are doing as they think about voting for a new President: Taking stock of the last four years and looking ahead to the next 12 months. We sat down with former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury George Munoz to discuss the role Latinos are poised to play in this year's presidential election.
Ninety years ago today, President Warren G. Harding made history by being the first President to deliver an address on the radio. What was the immediate impact of the broadcast of President Harding's address and how do we continue to feel that impact in today's media environment?