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
Students say that elected officials have not done enough to prevent school shootings despite a yearslong national debate and the grim roll call of campus killings since Columbine.Read More
Members of Congress have been demanding answers about how many families are being separated as they are processed at stations along the southwest border, in part because the Trump administration has in the past said it was considering taking children from their parents as a way to deter migrants from coming here.Read More
Civil rights advocates worry that the office’s rejection of legitimate claims is the most obvious example to date of its diminishing role in enforcing civil rights laws in the nation’s schools.Read More
If you haven't been following the mess in Syria, this short guide will help you understand why the United States military is intervening in that country's civil war.Read More
Claims of unjust arrests by ICE agents and cops often disappear into an overwhelmed immigration court system. An investigation has uncovered racial profiling, warrantless searches, fabricated evidence, and other abuses.Read More
Preparing to restock the Department of Justice at the start of the Trump administration, Jeff Sessions sought out Elliott Broidy for recommendations. The Republican donor’s conviction in a political corruption case years earlier didn’t seem to be a problemRead More