The shutdown is now our government’s longest. Around 800,000 federal employees missed their first paycheck.
About 40 percent of Americans have said in surveys that they can't handle a surprise $400 expense.
Trump's national emergency gambit, "a new obvious face-saving off-ramp for the president," is everyone in DC's second-best option.
Pelosi and Schumer, facing Trump’s Tuesday speech, too often relied on alliteration over substance.
From Andrew Sullivan: “Welcome to Act III of the Trump Tragedy.”
"In one of his most curious contradictions, Pompeo pledged that the United States 'will not retreat until the terror fight is over.'"
A study claiming to explain why falsehoods go viral—findings that were widely covered by the media—has turned out to be false.
"Then there’s the problem of conscience." A recent history of political assassination.
Fifty things turning 50 this year.
An oldie but a goodie: "We need to rewrite the stories we tell about nature and Los Angeles is the best place to do it."
About 95% of the Earth's land surface has some indication of human modification.
Last year was the warmest year on record for the Earth's oceans, “beating the second-place year (2017) by a comfortable margin.”
History teachers often focus more on the European conquest of Africa rather than African resistance. A map to reverse that.
A quick look at the histories of cholera, city design, and colonialism suggests that microbes have political properties.
The D'Angels Motorcycle Club, Nigeria's first all-female bikers club, spreads health information about cancer prevention.
Video: When rescue pilots appear to be insane.
Accompanying the recent rise of marijuana: an increase of schizophrenia in otherwise stable middle-class professionals.
In pictures: It's been snowing in the Arizona desert.