The American Staff
Julian E. Zelizer
Aetna is one of more than a dozen insurers abandoning the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges, a move that adds urgency to progressive calls for a public option.
Eliza Newlin Carney
Recent email disclosures involving the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton Foundation create appearance problems, but as yet produce no evidence of corruption.
Adele M. Stan
When Trump repudiates his racist followers, we’ll know he’s serious about changing his tune.
Climate change is fueling more natural disasters, but Congress is too busy bickering to respond, and more federal aid may be needed.
In cities and states nationwide, centrist billionaires are working to unseat progressive Democrats.
The last two decades have seen a major shift in the party preferences of Asian Americans, but they're still not deeply engaged in civic life.
Today’s inequality has more to do with historical accident and political power than economic efficiency.
Here’s what America does well in integrating immigrants and what we could do better—unless anti-immigrant passions take over.
A combination of better jobs and pensions will remove one political obstacle to a green transition—and it’s the right thing to do.
As cities have moved left and states have moved right, the conflicts between them have escalated.