politics & society
In Alabama and Mississippi, immigration reform is at the forefront of political debates. Controversial laws that limit opportunities for immigrant students in several Southern states have prompted immigrant allies to develop a 21st century "underground railroad" of assistance for their undocumented neighbors.
As of Friday, "Kony 2012," a video produced by the non-profit group Invisible Children has been viewed over 56 million times. It's a call for global awareness and action against the notorious Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony. But there's been criticism of the filmmaker as well.
Despite recent tuition hikes, state colleges are struggling to fund popular programs because of cutbacks in government support. As a result, many of these programs are losing support or disappearing altogether, despite offering training for some of the most highly sought skills in the job market.
In Russia's largest cities, government employees are given sirens and blue lights that give them the right to disobey traffic signals and barrel through traffic. But a small and growing protest movement is challenging them and their special privilege.
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., heard two days of oral arguments in a case pitting coal, oil and steel industry groups against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The coalition that took the EPA to court claims Clean Air Act regulations are unfounded and burdensome for businesses.
Reproductive freedom, health care for women, and contraceptive access have all emerged as talking points in the 2012 election run up. At the polls on Tuesday, women voters came out in favor of Mitt Romney over the more socially conservative Santorum.
In a major policy speech at the Northwestern University Law School, attorney general Eric Holder explained, for the first time, the U.S. justification for putting Americans on a list of those who can be killed if their capture is not possible.
Super Tuesday elections across 10 states have Republicans at the polls, choosing who they want to represent their party in this year's presidential election. While each candidate is expected to do well in at least one state, the eyes of the nation are on Ohio and Georgia.
A growing number of advertisers on Rush Limbaugh's syndicated, conservative talk-radio show have pulled the plug. At last count, 11 businesses have decided not to air ads on his program in the wake of his calling Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a slut.
Russians who stood united against Vladimir Putin awoke on Monday to their new political reality. Putin was re-elected. While thousands took to the streets to protest the election, they're also realistic. Many are trying to answer the question, now what?