How far have human rights in Hong Kong eroded? We measured.
The National Security Law two years ago marked a big change.
The Supreme Court’s EPA decision could undo almost every major federal law
Gorsuch invoked the arcane doctrine of "nondelegation," which would make most of government unconstitutional.
Are gun laws constitutional? Courts must now look at history to decide.
Would the founders have regulated high-capacity magazines? Courts will be struggling to apply the Supreme Court’s latest Second Amendment decision for years.
Ukraine is an E.U. candidate. Full membership is an obstacle course.
The European Union had little choice but to open the door.
Colombia’s new president aims to swing his country left. It won’t be easy.
Gustavo Petro will have to make alliances and deals with moderate parties, which may disappoint his supporters.
Can a former left-wing guerrilla salvage Colombia’s peace plan?
The election victory of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez marks a stunning shift away from elitist politics.
Violence against antiabortion groups is rising. Here’s what we know.
Many rationalize violence as more morally justifiable when they agree with the cause, but condemn it when they disagree, my research finds.
What to watch for at this week’s NATO summit
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine could complicate discussions of the alliance’s new Strategic Concept.
Jan. 6 hearings show a democracy in crisis. Civic education can help.
Public education once trained young citizens to be part of democracy. Here's what's needed now.
Supreme Court justices aren’t pretending to respect each other
The justices like to present themselves as collegial. The Dobbs opinions suggest that is cracking.
In many states with antiabortion laws, majorities favor abortion rights
Will purple states eventually fall into step with the views of their voters?
How Black women will be especially affected by the loss of Roe
With higher maternal mortality, more problem pregnancies, worse healthcare and less insurance, Black women especially need reproductive autonomy.
Roe is gone. How will state abortion restrictions affect IVF and more?
Our research suggests that both Republicans and Democrats want to preserve infertility care, although some laws could have unintended consequences.
Discharge, ‘They Declare It’: The Week In One Song
SCOTUS declares a further extension of gun rights.
Apartheid casts a long shadow across South Africa
Andrew Harding’s new book, “These Are Not Gentle People,” takes a deep look at community fear and mistrust.
Can activists stop AT&T from donating to antiabortion politicians?
Yes, but companies turn to more subtle ways of influencing policy, research shows.
Iraq’s populist leader quit parliament. What happens now?
Rallying anti-establishment protests strengthened Muqtada al-Sadr’s hand in the past. It might not work now.
France’s elections weakened Macron and strengthened Le Pen
President Emmanuel Macron may now have limited options to get legislation through.
Paul Farmer’s last book teaches still more about pandemics
With a great deal of storytelling, Farmer emphasizes that it's a mistake when policymakers focus on controlling spread rather than delivering health care.