WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find. Which was how the Pentagon
The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s
They're delivering top-notch care while producing minimal waste. We know climate change is bad for our health. But we know much less about the carbon cost of the care needed to heal the sick and injured.
By Dan Lamothe Dan Lamothe Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military Email Bio Follow [This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the
The tax debate offers a clear measure of how deeply insular the GOP has become. It’s now governing solely of, by, and for Red America. When Ronald Reagan passed his historic tax cut in 1981, he won support
By Geoffrey A. Fowler Geoffrey A. Fowler Technology columnist based in San Francisco Email Bio Follow Technology columnist I gave Amazon.com a key to go into my house and drop off packages when I’m not
There are a lot of hated people in military history and no one is more hated than a turncoat. Even the troops on a traitor's new side will never trust them entirely — after all, they turned their back
He really said this. Alabama’s Republican candidate for Senate, Roy Moore, says America needs to be a bit more like it was when it had slaves. This is not a joke or exaggeration. When a black man at a
Scientists at a leading laboratory in the United States are using a cutting-edge form of X-ray to scan inside an Egyptian mummy that has never been unwrapped since its excavation a century ago. This is
Elon Musk is one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI -- not to mention helping to found PayPal -- he tackles some of the biggest challenges.
Same-sex marriage and religious liberty can coexist. The Supreme Court heard argument yesterday in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The issue is whether a conservative Christian
(CNN) — American evangelicals, especially those close to President Donald Trump, hailed his announcement on Wednesday that the United States now recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But other religious
The world-beating British sandwich industry is worth £8bn a year. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast – and now it’s coming for dinner. By Sam Knight The invention of chilled
Neoliberalism and its usual prescriptions – always more markets, always less government – are in fact a perversion of mainstream economics. By Dani Rodrik As even its harshest critics concede, neoliberalism
An Indian adventurer has declared himself the ruler of an unclaimed strip of land in North Africa and is encouraging interested parties to apply for citizenship. Suyash Dixit travelled hundreds of miles
Beneath the sand of this picturesque island chain lies a brutal and bloody past that’s still being unearthed. Scientists are still discovering full skeletons that lay buried in the little-known “Murder
Who is America's greatest leader? Longtime readers of my column will remember Six Lessons I Learned at Lunch With the Best Leader in America, where I called Frances Hesselbein the nation's best leader.
It took 70 years, but the European Union finally signed a pact today (Nov. 13) agreeing to integrate military funding, weapons development, and deployment of European defenses. US president’s Donald Trump’s
Saudi Arabia appears ready to sacrifice the country in its reckless bid to confront Iran. In the Middle East, the parlor game of the moment is guessing whether Saad Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister—or
WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he
Washington (CNN) — President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the US Virgin Islands' governor as their President during a speech Friday -- even though he is technically their President. "I will tell
INDIANAPOLIS — A lawmaker in the vice president's home state has drafted a bill that would require state police to license professional journalists. Rep. Jim Lucas, a Republican from Seymour, Ind., had