Our country is sharply divided over issues of civil rights, the environment, economic policy and the direction we're heading. The president derides what he calls "fake news," but he frequently makes statements that are demonstrably untrue. In times like these, it's more important than ever to understand how democracy operates and how our government makes decisions that affect our lives.
These webpages will provide tools – including real news – for building that understanding
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, says that she never set out to be “the face of anything.” Most of her thirty-one predecessors came from careers in journalism or communications, but Sanders’s background is in Republican campaign management and strategy.Read More
For two years, Americans have tried to absorb the details of the 2016 attack — hacked emails, social media fraud, suspected spies — and President Trump’s claims that it’s all a hoax. The New York Times explores what we know and what it means.Read More
For American consumers, prices have already risen on some products that the administration targeted for tariffs this year — most notably, washing machines, which were subjected to steep tariffs in January.Read More
The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech.Read More
The stakes for both sides are incredibly high. Liberals are already wary of the Supreme Court after Republicans held Antonin Scalia’s seat open for more than a year. Meanwhile, Republicans view appointing Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy as key to a long-held goal: chipping away at or outright overturning the right to abortion outlined in Roe v. Wade.Read More
While attention has focused on the potential to penetrate voting machines, a ProPublica survey found that more than one-third of counties overseeing toss-up congressional elections have email systems that could be vulnerable to hacking.Read More