A new poll shows 5 big challenges facing the Republicans in November

President Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House on April 12. (AP) With the midterm election less than three months away, there is… Read More

No, one-third of African Americans don’t support Trump. Not even close.

President Trump has recently faced renewed allegations of racism. Many critics have argued that Trump’s attacks on the intelligence of such prominent African Americans as… Read More

What data on 20 million traffic stops can tell us about ‘driving while black’

The car of Philando Castile is seen surrounded by police vehicles in an evidence photo taken after he was fatally shot by St. Anthony Police… Read More

Americans vastly overestimate the number of immigrants. But what if it doesn’t matter?

New U.S. citizens wave flags during a special Flag Day naturalization ceremony at the New-York Historical Society in New York in 2016. (AP) Here is a… Read More

Donald Trump is a symbol of white identity politics in Europe, too

A woman in London holds a sign in protest on Feb. 20, 2017, as Parliament debates whether to allow President Trump a state visit. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)… Read More

The extraordinary unpopularity of Trump’s family separation policy (in one graph)

As the Trump administration doubles down on its policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border, three new polls… Read More

New election poll shows Democratic voters are more engaged and Democratic House incumbents more popular

Rasleen Krupp, 17, leads a “March for Our Lives” rally for gun legislation and school safety on March 24 in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo/AP) The story… Read More

Still trying to understand the wedding cake case? Here are your answers.

A demonstrator holds a sign supporting David Mullins and his husband, Charlie Craig, outside the Supreme Court during arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil… Read More

How Paul Ryan lost the Republican Party

Two years ago, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan was the Republican Party’s indispensable man, uniting the party’s unruly congressional caucus behind an agenda of… Read More

Why the U.S. tax system is so complicated — but Americans are proud to pay taxes anyway

The 1040 Individual Income Tax instruction books for the 2016 tax year. (Bloomberg) With tax day approaching, I discussed taxes with two scholars of the… Read More