If Vladimir Putin launches a new offensive in Ukraine this spring as expected, the key to its success or failure will be the ordinary Russian soldier.
The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding a pair of cases that could end affirmative action programs that consider race in college admissions.
That fetching song of yesterday, "Up, Up and Away in My Beautiful Balloon," needs to be modified. Today it could be my not so beautiful balloons.
You've probably seen ads promoting gas and oil companies as the solutions to climate change. They're meant to be inspiring and hopeful, with scenes of a green, clean future.
Max Weber, the founder of modern sociology, once argued that charismatic politicians are seen by their followers as saviors and heroes. But they are just as likely to be charlatans and swindlers.
Despite the outpouring of grief and calls for action that followed the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, school shootings continue to occur with alarming frequency.
Days after a Chinese spy balloon began drifting across the United States, the U.S. military downed it with a missile. But the balloon continues its flight through diplomatic circles, complicating U.S.-China relations.
President Joe Biden delivered his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Read the full text of the speech.
The inexplicable murder of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers brought home again the question of why instances of police brutality continue to occur in America.
Some 3,450 buildings have collapsed in the Turkey earthquake. Many of the modern buildings have failed in a "pancake mode" of structural collapse. Why did this happen?
Was the balloon that suddenly appeared over the United States last week undertaking surveillance? Or was it engaging in research, as China has claimed?
It doesn't take much to get ChatGPT to make a factual mistake.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken rushed to the Middle East this week to make yet another push for a negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinians following another dramatic escalation in violence.
The safety, reliability and security of the United States' critical infrastructure are at grave risk.
White conservative evangelicals, who make up most of the religious right movement, largely oppose government regulation to protect the environmental initiatives, including efforts to curb human-caused climate change.
Older and middle-aged women are having their moment in the sun, it seems. The recent Golden Globes coverage was filled with images of "older" women on the red carpet. There were some notable wins, too.
California is embarking on an audacious new climate plan that aims to eliminate the state's greenhouse gas footprint by 2045 and in the process, slash emissions far beyond its borders.
The investigation into the Beirut port explosion has taken a new turn, with the judge overseeing the probe charging a former prime minister and two other former ministers with homicide with probable intent.
Alliteration is ideal for literature. Is it instructive for politics? Today, crippling contradictions are joined by diabolical dilemmas and perilous paradoxes.
The start of a new year these days signals the launch of Veganuary, a campaign that encourages people to give up animal products for the month of January.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy is already facing the limits of his power. A single member of the House can threaten his speakership. And at least one Democrat is promising to do just that.
A troubling feature of the commentary about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been its abusive, violent, sexist and misogynistic tenor.
America is certainly an exceptional country. That was proven again last week. President Joe Biden, without authority or reason, mishandled classified documents. How could this happen after the Donald Trump fiasco?
As companies race to expand renewable energy and the batteries to store it, finding sufficient amounts of rare earth metals is no easy feat. That's leading mining companies to take a closer look at the deep ocean seabed.
In the aftermath of a shocking incident in which a first-grader shot and seriously injured a teacher at a school in Newport News, Va., the city's mayor asked the question: "How did this happen?"