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Process To Reunite Detained Children With Immigrant Families Is 'Total Chaos'

Immigration experts say there is no system in place to bring separated families back together.<p>Thursday morning at the courthouse in McAllen, Texas, migrant parents awaiting their hearings were most concerned with how to find their children. Carlos García, an immigration attorney, said one mother …

Immigration

Workers’ wages fall after passage of GOP tax cuts

Trump's corporate tax cut hasn't benefited workers like he said it would.<p>The federal government just admitted that workers are earning lower wages …

Donald Trump

George Takei: 'At Least During the Internment … I Was Not Taken from My Parents.'

Imagine this scene: Tens of thousands of people, mostly families with children, are labeled by the government as a threat to our nation, used as …

Foreign Policy

Researchers Argue Proposed EPA Changes Could Cause 80,000 More Deaths a Decade

Two Harvard social scientists, writing an opinion column in a prominent medical journal, have put forward “an extremely conservative estimate” that …

EPA

What critics of a liberal arts and sciences education are missing

In John Stossel's recent column, "What everyone's afraid to say about college and jobs," he fails to mention that an education in the liberal arts and sciences creates pathways to a productive, meaningful and engaged life. Indeed, a free and self-governing society depends on broadly educated …

Higher Education

Why income inequality is holding back economic growth, in one chart

By many measures, the U.S. economy is doing well: the labor market is strong, monetary policy remains largely accommodative for the moment, and …

Taxes Is An American Tradition, And Led To the Two-Party Political System

<i>This article originally appeared on the History News Network.</i><p>Not long after George Washington took office, one of the most serious threats to the …

Join the conversation in the Newsroom.

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A Domestic Budget to Make Barack Obama Proud

The Republican Congress didn’t just ignore Trump’s proposals: The $1.3 trillion spending bill actually fulfilled—or even exceeded—many of the funding requests of his Democratic predecessor.<p>President Obama finally got a Republican-controlled Congress to fund his domestic budget. All it took was …

Sanctuary Cities

How Google Classroom Prepares Students for the Future of Work

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about a skills gap in the workforce. Every time there is a major shift in the economy there are always people who are …

It's Obama's Economic Recovery, Stupid

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/ The Daily Beast During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump made a habit of calling the unemployment rate, much …

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

After Parkland, a new generation uses its voice against guns

Students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speak out for gun control on Facebook and Twitter.

Why education matters to your health — literally

Education matters in innumerable ways, impacting every aspect of an individual’s life. It affects civic engagement, home ownership, job status, income, just to name a few things. And it affects health.<p>In this piece, Karin Fischer writes about why education matters to your health — literally. …

Trump's America is caving, as autocrats rise

<b>(CNN) —</b> A year ago, we knew what kind of a candidate Donald Trump was, but we held out hope that his campaign-trail outrages amounted to electoral theater, to calculated tactics. We didn't know with certainty what kind of a president he would become.<p>Now we know.<p>A couple of new nonpartisan reports …

Foreign Policy

Donald Trump’s terrifying plan to win the 2018 midterms

A Washington Post report shows again he doesn’t understand governing beyond self-interest.<p>Is Donald Trump <i>hoping</i> foreign terrorists attack the United States?<p>That terrifying question is subtly embedded in a story this weekend reported by Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, and Sean Sullivan of the …

Donald Trump

A Haven From Mexico’s Political Parties Hints at Their Decline

<i>Earlier this month, we published an article on Mexican towns and cities that are dealing with public corruption and record violence by</i> <i>effectively seceding from the state</i><i>. But we wanted to elaborate more on this story, to recount what it was like to report on each town, which we visited last year,</i> …

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the …

Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper and father of two who has lived in the United States for 30 years, said a painful goodbye to his family at the Detroit Metro Airport early Monday morning.<p>Garcia was deported, after having lived in the United States since he was a child, when his family …

Immigration

Trump's Insults Will Nudge African Nations Closer To China

Last week President Trump reportedly singled out Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries" whose people were not the kind of immigrants the United States wanted. At the time, I happened to be in Serekunda, Gambia's largest urban area, as Trump's slur shocked people across …

Africa

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

If we stand together against powerful special interests we can eliminate poverty, increase life expectancy and tackle climate change<p>Here is where we are as a planet in 2018: after all of the wars, revolutions and international summits of the past 100 years, we live in a world where a tiny handful …

Income Inequality

Oops! White House admits it has zero evidence of voter fraud in 2016 election

This is awkward.<p>In a court filing on Tuesday, the White House announced that it had not uncovered any preliminary findings of voter fraud in the 2016 …

Trump Breaks With Bannon, Saying He Has ‘Lost His Mind’

WASHINGTON — President Trump excommunicated his onetime chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, from his circle on Wednesday, ending for now a partnership of convenience that transformed American politics while raising questions about the future of the nationalist-populist movement they cultivated …

Can America’s forgotten towns be saved?

<b>By Heather Long | Washington Post</b><p>One of the great debates in American politics and economics in 2018 is likely to be how to help the country’s …

Trump's cold-snap tweet is even more shamelessly stupid than you had first thought. Here's why.

People visit the Niagara Falls during extreme cold weather as sub-zero temperatures are expected across Canada and the United States on New Year's …

Opioid abuse in the U.S. is so bad it’s lowering life expectancy. Why hasn’t the epidemic hit other countries?

For the second year in a row, life expectancy in the United States has dropped.<p>It is not hard to understand why: In 2016, there was a 21 percent rise in the number of deaths caused by drug overdoses, with opioids causing two-thirds of them. Last year, the opioid epidemic killed 42,000 people, more …

Medicine

A Nobel Prize-winning economist thinks we’re asking all the wrong questions about inequality

America is trying to come to terms with its economic inequality. Does inequality spur growth or kill it? Is it a necessary evil—or necessarily bad? …

The pendulum of power swings back towards the state

If 2016 was the year of shock populist victories, 2017 brought a surprisingly placid response. There was plenty of anguished rhetoric. Commentators …

Economics

How humans became intelligent

<b>From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds.</b> By Daniel Dennett. <i>W.W. Norton; 496 pages; $28.95. Allen Lane; £25.</i><p>HUMAN neurons are distant …