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Why the church’s teachings on same-sex relationships are profoundly flawed

On what basis do Christians believe they have a right to do things that harm others to the point of suicide?

Socialism for the rich, capitalism for the rest

While the wealthy and powerful are coddled with public largesse, the rest of us are thrown into the jaws of an unforgiving economic system.

Who really got a tax cut last year?

If you think the U.S. tax system is unfair, you’re not alone. Just 17% of Americans say they’re paying less in taxes since the Trump tax cut took effect.

Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care

A six-month investigation by Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes.

Low-wage workers deserve $15 per hour and a union

It’s been less than a decade since a few hundred fast-food employees walked off the job to demand a $15 wage and a union. Now, they’re a global movement that’s fundamentally changed the conversation on the rights of low-wage workers.

Nixon and Reagan tried closing the border to pressure Mexico – here’s what happened

Both presidents brought border traffic and trade to a standstill in hopes of changing Mexican policy in the drug war. And both failed to achieve their goals.

The IRS tried to take on the ultrawealthy. It didn’t go well.

Ten years ago, the tax agency formed a special team to unravel the complex tax-lowering strategies of the nation’s wealthiest people. But with big money — and Congress — arrayed against the team, it never had a chance.

Artificial intelligence can now emulate human behaviors – soon it will be dangerously good

When artificial intelligence systems try to behave like humans and make mistakes, they show their limits – but also their startling advances.

How easy are vaccine exemptions? Take a look at the Oregon model

As measles outbreaks continue in the Northwest and across the nation, newly revealed health records from Oregon suggest it’s surprisingly easy to opt out of required vaccinations in that state — as in several others.

Texas bans chaplains from its execution chamber

The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution of Patrick Murphy last week because he wasn’t given access to a Buddhist chaplain. Now, no chaplains will be allowed in the death chamber.