Legal

Trump, Cohen and the Hush Money Explained

The guilty plea of President Donald Trump’s long-time fixer, attorney, and confidant Michael Cohen revealed the inner-workings of a complex scheme to keep damaging...

Michael Cohen: Lawyer, Fixer, Partner in Crime?

In a federal courtroom in the Southern District of New York on Tuesday, President Trump's longtime lawyer, fixer, and (perhaps literal) partner in crime...

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Did NASA Find Evidence of Life on Mars in 1976?

A NASA experiment suggested life on Mars in 1976. However, the failure of other instruments to detect organic material and possible non-biological explanations for...

Joe Biden and Ukraine Explained

It is now becoming increasingly clear that President Donald Trump threatened Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky with the loss of military aid unless Ukraine pursued...

Is a Recession Coming? (with Neil Irwin)

Signs of Recession? The U.S. economy is entering the longest expansion in history. But, how long can it last? The economic turmoil and relentless uncertainty...

Unintended Consequences: How Tariffs Explain Lagging Business Investment

Despite a tax cut that strongly incentivized business investment, recent economic data suggests companies are not spending significantly more on new equipment. Fear of...

What to Make of Mueller’s Testimony

Robert Mueller arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday in the uniform that has been a trademark throughout his career - dark suit, white shirt, blue...