Connecting the Dots

President-elect Bush meets with Vice President Gore at Gore's official residence in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 3, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

Conservatives on the court tried to write a limited decision striking down Obamacare’s birth control mandate. But the logic behind their decision opens the door to future lawsuits. Continue reading

Patricia Godbolt, first black student graduated from an integrated Norfolk, Va., high school, poses for a photo June 9, 1960, shortly before she received a diploma with honors from Norview High School. She was one of seven black students admitted to previously all white schools the previous year, under pressure of a Federal court order. (AP Photo/Neal V. Clark Jr.)
June 4, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

The wealth gap between blacks and whites is a legacy of hundred of years of African-Americans being excluded from the American Dream. Continue reading

Lyndon Baines Johnson signing the Civil Rights Bill, April 11, 1968
May 21, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

Despite the Fair Housing Act, levels of residential segregation have barely budged in many of the large metropolitan areas where most African-Americans live. Here’s why. Continue reading

Ta-Nahisi Coates interview still
May 19, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

This week Bill speaks with a senior editor for The Atlantic about his forthcoming cover story on why America needs to reconcile with its racist past. Get a sneak preview. Continue reading

Alan Roelofs examines a soybean field on his farm near Tyler in southwest Minnesota in an undated photo. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Mark Steil)
May 18, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

A global team led by a Harvard scientist has found that heightened levels of atmospheric carbon make key staple crops — wheat, rice, peas and soybeans — less nutritious. Continue reading

cave in glacier, scientist, climate change
May 16, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

The more sophisticated climate change deniers go further than just dismissing the science as a hoax. Continue reading

President Clinton shakes hands with Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas and Vice President Gore shakes hands with House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia during their Oval Office meeting Tuesday Dec. 19, 1995 to discuss the federal budget impasse. Budget talks collapsed Wednesday after President Clinton scuttled an Oval office meeting with Republican leaders and accused "the most extreme" House Republicans of reneging on a deal that could have ended the government's partial shutdown. (AP Photo/White House)
May 12, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

A ten-year study of the aftermath of one of Clinton’s signature achievements revealed some surprising results. Continue reading

Late morning traffic travels on Interstate 5, Los Angeles in this Thursday, February 6, 2014 photo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 9, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

Los Angeles is being forced to spend $300 million a year on Wall Street fees. That’s more than it spends on its roads. Continue reading

In this photo taken May 7, 2012, students in a kindergarten classroom at North Valley Academy in Gooding, Idaho wear red, white and blue shirts as part of their school uniform. The K-12th grade public charter school is the first in Idaho to advertise itself as a patriotic choice for parents, with an emphasis on individual freedoms and free-market capitalism. (AP Photo/Jessie L. Bonner)
May 5, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

A new report reveals widespread fraud and mismanagement in our under-regulated charter schools. Continue reading

This undated photo provided by Facebook shows the server room at the company's data center in Prineville, Ore. (AP Photo/Facebook, Alan Brandt)
May 2, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

The battle over Net neutrality is once again heating up. But not everyone has followed this somewhat complicated issue. Here, then, is a primer for understanding what’s at stake in the fight for an open Internet. Continue reading

April 30, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

Two new reports examine how America’s “number-one hunter’s organization” takes oil money and lobbies for anti-conservationist policies most hunters oppose. Continue reading

Wall Street's secret pension swindle guarantees profits for investors, while subjecting public pension funds to unnecessary risk. (Adrian Sampson / Flickr / Creative Commons)
April 28, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

Investors are secretly playing high-risk games with public pensions. Continue reading

April 24, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

For years, those who scale the mountain professionally have been warning that a warming world makes the climb more dangerous. Continue reading

Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn
April 15, 2014 | Blog

Democrats are making voting rights a key issue. Republicans used to do the same. Continue reading

A bronze bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt sits in an alcove at the south end of the new Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The park, designed by renowned architect Louis I. Kahn, is named after Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union address, known as the Four Freedoms Speech. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision/AP Images)
April 10, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

Historian Harvey J. Kaye’s on why we must look to America’s progressive past to fix our future. Continue reading

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