President Trump and the imagined war on Christmas

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The politics of pot

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What the tax bill has to do with U.S. wealth inequality

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What the tax bill has to do with U.S. wealth inequality

Trump is rapidly reshaping the federal courts

Photo: President Donald Trump announces Judge Gorsuch as his nominee to the Supreme Court. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump is rapidly reshaping the federal courts

Puerto Rico's long road to recovery

Photo: Puerto Rico National Guard Soldiers supply the HIMA San Pablo Hospital in Bayamon with 4,000 gallons of diesel to power their generator and keep health services working (Sgt. Alexis Velez of The National Guard)

What does the film 'Coco' mean for the Latino community?

The film Coco has resonated with Latinos in the US who have been battered by the anti-Latino rhetoric coming out of the White House. Can a Pixar hit and it's loveable protagonist boost a community's self esteem?

What does the film 'Coco' mean for the Latino community?

Immigration crackdown shifts to country's interior

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Immigration crackdown shifts to country's interior

A turf war over public lands

President Trump waded into a decades old battle over federal public lands when he announced he was drastically scaling back two national monuments created by Presidents Clinton and Obama. We explore the future of public lands and the Antiquities Act.

Elitism in America

Much of the criticism of liberals after the 2016 election revolved around coastal elites and the media being disconnected from white working class Americans. Are the "Blue Coasts" still mocking the flyover states — and helping empower Trump in the...

Are immigrant workers bad for the working class?

Populists on the Left and Nativists on the Right seem to agree on one thing: that a ready supply of immigrant workers is undermining American workers. But with unemployment at new lows, are US workers just scapegoating immigrants?

Are immigrant workers bad for the working class?

Can Democrats capitalize on Republican woes?

President Trump's approval ratings are at historic lows.The GOP's tax and healthcare bills have been panned. Sexual misconduct scandals may define the party. Democrats are being handed a golden opportunity, but will they blow it?

Can Democrats capitalize on Republican woes?

Is Trump a threat to the rule of law?

The president has gone after the FBI, judges and the First Amendment. But so far his vendetta against so-called sanctuary cities has failed and his attorney general won't start an investigation against Hillary Clinton. Will he spark a Constitutional standoff with the special counsel? Is the GOP forfeiting its claim to be the party of law and order?

Young conservatives and the future of the GOP

Millennials will soon be the largest voting bloc in US political history. They're less motivated by party affiliation than Baby Boomers, but they are overwhelmingly anti-Trump. Can they break the partisan log-jam?

Young conservatives and the future of the GOP

Why are so many Evangelicals standing by Trump?

The executive power to make judicial appointments is helping drive evangelicals support for President Trump — and now Roy Moore. But are Christian conservatives putting their politics before their religious beliefs? What are the long-term consequences for the evangelical movement?

Why are so many Evangelicals standing by Trump?

Is the US taking care of its allies?

Trump campaigned on a foreign policy he called America First. He's praised autocrats and antagonized traditional allies. Is US foreign policy working under Trump?

Parenting in the age of Trump

President Trump confounds and infuriates his political critics. He also has many parents tearing their hair out. They want their kids to be kind, honest and polite but when the president is the bully-in-chief what do they tell their kids?

How Donald Trump unites Democrats and Republicans – against him

Longtime conservative Bill Kristol has become a liberal icon of sorts in his opposition to Trump. Kristol rocked the political world when he tweeted, "The GOP tax bill's bringing out my inner socialist." From sex scandals to fiscal reform, some loyal Republicans think the party has gone off the rails. Is the party rescuable?

How Donald Trump unites Democrats and Republicans – against him

Washington's swamp keeps getting deeper

Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp but so far he's expanded it. We've seen nepotism, conflicts of interest, self-dealing and lots and lots of lying. And we're not even a year into his presidency. Is Trump going to make Washington even sleazier? Where is the Congressional oversight? Do Americans care if the president is making money off his office?

Breitbart, fake news and the First Amendment

The Trump Administration has gone to war with the mainstream media and the First Amendment. Trump thinks letting the press write whatever it wants is a terrible idea. Meanwhile a right wing mouthpiece for Trump may be taking over your local TV news. Is the president a threat to a free press? Can the mainstream media cover him objectively?

Breitbart, fake news and the First Amendment

The Republicans who want their party back

Donald Trump's election stunned and alarmed Democrats, but it also rocked the political world of many lifelong Republicans.The party they thought they knew turned out to be something quite different — and some are finding common ground with former political opponents.

When the sports field becomes a political battlefield

Race and sports have always been intertwined in America — but under Trump, they are inseparable in a new way. Why does the president repeatedly single out sports figures of color for criticism?

When the sports field becomes a political battlefield

The religious left raises its voice

For decades, the political right has made religiosity their brand. But a "religious left" has risen since President Trump's election, and progressive clergy members have witnessed a renewal of interest in spirituality. Have evangelical conservatives finally met their match in the political arena?

Why won't the debate over the Civil War go away?

The Civil War may have ended more than 152 years ago, but the battle over the national memory of the conflict — and the motive for Southern secession — has flared anew. From confederate monument defenders on the streets to the pop historians in the White House, the whitewashed "Lost Cause" rationale — of Southern honor and states' rights — is getting a new lease on life in 2017.

Why won't the debate over the Civil War go away?

Growing up black with Trump in the White House

Donald Trump's exploitation of white racial resentment helped cement his victory in 2016, but it also revealed a lot about our culture. When One Year Later host Jamil Smith visited his hometown in Cleveland, he spoke with young black students at his high school about what it's like to live through the Trump presidency.

Growing up black with Trump in the White House