President Donald Trump is building his longest-lasting legacy in a place that’s often overlooked: the federal courts. It’s not just the Supreme Court that’s important — it hears less than 100 cases a year — his impact is being seen in places like the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
This court has stopped many of Trump’s most controversial executive orders: the travel ban, emergency funding for a border wall. But this historically liberal court won’t look very liberal at the end of Trump’s first term.
When the North American Free Trade Agreement began in 1994, auto companies in the US, Canada and Mexico could trade parts and cars without paying tariffs. And they could source parts and labor from the cheapest places. That is a big reason why US car prices have only risen seven percent in 25 years.
But the proposed US Mexico Canada Agreement — or USMCA for short — could change that; President Trump’s new deal would increase the regulations that car manufacturers need to meet in order to sell tariff-free cars.
Americans are notoriously bad at voting, but it’s not because they’re unpatriotic or lazy. It’s because most states make it really difficult to even register to vote.
It’s time for the US to join other advanced democracies and implement automatic voter registration. It will make the voting system more accurate and more secure, plus it could give nearly 50 million eligible Americans a chance to decide how their country is run.
A Supreme Court case on gerrymandering — the practice of drawing district boundaries for political advantage — could reshape the country’s political landscape. Voters like Matt Forbeck in Beloit, Wisc., say it undermines representative democracy.
Watch in virtual reality as UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes trains for her upcoming fight. To stay a champion in one of America’s fastest growing sports, she must master all parts of a constantly evolving sport.
As textile mills disappeared in Rockingham, N.C., so did many well-paying jobs. Residents like Robert Lee, the local gun-shop owner, want President Trump to focus on the economy and bringing those jobs back.
Wall Street Journal |November 1, 2016
In Florida, Democrats put a lot of effort into getting out the vote. But some in the Trump camp question whether a ground game matters in an era of such high-profile candidates. WSJ looks at the differing strategies in this key swing state. Photo: Getty.
Check out the other stories I did while in Florida:
Go inside the day-in-the-life of a delegate attending the Democratic National Convention for the first time. Watch the first-person perspective of Ryan Kounovsky as he attends caucuses, a history-making roll call vote, and of course, the parties.
Buchanan County, Va., is coal country. It’s also Donald Trump country, where many locals, frustrated with government energy policies and concerned about a shrinking coal industry, say the Republican presidential candidate is their last best hope.
Nathan Simm, who was born without a fibula, can bike, swim and play soccer with the help of his prosthetic leg. But a Medicare proposal that could influence other insurance providers seeks to limit coverage of lower-limb prosthetics.
Dignity Washington, a group of LBGT Catholics in Washington, D.C., are excited about Pope Francis’ visit on September 22nd and are hoping his message of non-judgement continues as they seek acceptance from the church.