Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (left), and Chief of the General Staff of Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov watch the Zapad-2017 war games in 2017. (Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters) On Tuesday, Russian…

Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell (Al Drago/Reuters) If the Fed chairman hikes rates, he’ll face Trump’s wrath. If he doesn’t, he risks losing credibility. The chairman of the Federal Reserve is having a moment, which…

(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The Senate on Tuesday passed the most significant criminal-justice-reform package in recent decades by an overwhelming and bipartisan margin. The FIRST STEP Act, which passed the Senate 87-12, aims to reduce mass incarceration…

Antonio Ledezma speaks to Venezuelan citizens in Lima, Peru, January 25, 2018. (Guadalupe Pardo / Reuters) Antonio Ledezma speaks of the brutalization of his country Editor’s Note: This is an expanded version of a piece…

These authors share a deep commitment to compassion, acceptance & empathy. Men get a bad rap. They’re blamed collectively for rape culture, violence, war, poverty, climate change, and all other manner of global suffering. They’re…

Economist Paul Krugman in 2012 (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) The Affordable Care Act is a clumsy, clunky, ill-begotten legislative program. ‘Sabotage,” Paul Krugman calls it. Funny word, that. Perhaps Professor Krugman, like so many progressives at the…

Sports gambling is coming to the city where a historic ruling earlier this year made it legal nationwide. The Washington, D.C. City Council approved legalized sports betting by a vote of 11-2 on Tuesday, according…

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday pushed back against claims that President Donald Trump is backing down on his demand for billions in funding for a border wall. Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald…

Brace yourself for what may turn out to be the next big devaluations of your frequent-flier miles. Delta is testing basic-economy awards—letting frequent travelers use miles to pay for the carrier’s bare-bones, or basic-economy, tickets,…

Carlos Barria/Reuters The Federal Reserve's interest-rate-hike decision on Wednesday will be one of the most important and closely watched in recent memory. Monetary-tightening guidance from the central bank has been a major driver of stock-market…