By Zack Beauchamp on December 11, 2013
Here are five simple, powerful reasons why you should believe the world has never been better -- and is getting better still.
By Jack Jenkins, Guest Blogger on December 11, 2013
The pope has already enacted several substantive reforms during his first few months as pontiff.
By Aviva Shen on December 11, 2013
The FDA took its first significant action to combat drug-resistant pathogens, but it may not be enough.
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By Bryce Covert on December 11, 2013
The gender wage gap has narrowed for younger women, but there is every reason to think it will grow the more their careers progress.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on December 11, 2013
The number of women paying $0 in out-of-pocket costs for their birth control pills has risen from 15 percent to 40 percent.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on December 11, 2013
Pope Francis is a fascinating figure. But his most substantive--and potentially divisive--accomplishments are yet to come.
By Zack Ford on December 11, 2013
India's Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's ruling, allowing the country's 150-year-old law criminalizing sodomy to persist.
By Nicole Flatow on December 11, 2013
Lawmakers are aiming to curb the violence from criminal drug activity, as Latin America moves increasingly away from War on Drugs tactics.
By Igor Volsky on December 11, 2013
Administration officials are optimistic that they will cover seven million Americans through Obamacare's new insurance marketplaces by March 31.
By Igor Volsky on December 10, 2013
Scott dodged a question about whether he would pursue federal funding for Medicaid expansion next month and instead highlighted Obamacare's rocky rollout.