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The Defense Production Act Was Designed for Emergencies Like Coronavirus
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How British Parliament Works
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How Does the U.S. Government Declassify Top Secret Documents?
How Does the U.S. Classify Its Most Sensitive Documents?
Why Data Encryption Remains a Really Complex Issue
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Is the campaign to re-elect President Trump crossing the line with its new Facebook "News of the Week" report? Some think so.
By Dave Roos
Political critics blocked on Twitter by President Donald Trump say that act infringes upon their Constitutionally protected speech.
The Trump administration has proposed cutting nearly one-fifth of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding. Health professionals, and even Republicans in Congress, are cautioning against the cuts.
President Trump says dozens of national monuments were named with an "egregious abuse of federal power." Check out a gallery of those his administration is reviewing.
By Sarah Gleim
A new study finds correlations between public opposition to government corruption and access to social media, especially in the absence of a free press.
More than 150 years after the U.S. Civil War ended, Confederate statues (and their removal) are still igniting passions in the South.
HowStuffWorks headed to Washington, D.C., for the massive march aiming to place science, evidence and facts above partisan politics.
Dozens of private contractors submitted plans for a border wall between Mexico and the U.S. but one plan stood out as an alternative: a hyperloop and independent nation.
A march for science heads to D.C. in a few weeks. So what can protesters do to best sway politicians? Researchers from Belgium think they have the answer.
The National Security Council provides advice to the president on intelligence matters and coordinates activities in various government agencies. At least in theory. In reality, each U.S. president has used the council in the way that suits him.
Like most Faustian bargains, the nuclear option can come back to bite you. Here's how.
By Dave Roos
Whether an item is labeled as "made," "assembled" or "manufactured" in a country makes a big difference.
The FBI keeps files on all sorts of people. You can read those files once they're dead if you submit a Freedom of Information Act request. One guy's doing just that.
Scandalgate! The connotative suffix has been affixed to imbroglios aplenty. But has its overuse made us forget its original context?
The words we use can suggest transactional or participatory relationships. What's your role in a country? To consume, spend and buy? Or to participate, vote and engage?