Wisconsin Will Now Require Drug Tests for SNAP Recipients. What Does That Mean for the Program's Future?
A political scientist says restrictions on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could see challenges in 2019.
How the Wisconsin Legislature's Power Grab Could Affect Pardons
If the package is signed into law, Scott Walker's unforgiving clemency legacy could continue.
'It's a Fight for Human Rights': An Interview With a Prison Strike Organizer
A former inmate discusses the organization and demands behind the recent nationwide prison strike.
The Supreme Court Just Weakened Public-Sector Unions. What Will Happen Next?
Pacific Standard spoke with a labor researcher about the likely effects of the landmark Supreme Court decision passed on Wednesday.
Get to Know Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Who Could Become the Youngest Woman in Congress
Pacific Standard spoke to Ocasio-Cortez about how she got to where she is and why it matters that young women and women of color are running for office.
Making Sense of North and South Korea's Diplomatic Summit
A foreign policy expert weighs in on the promises made between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un, and where the world goes from here.
The Author Remixing Narrative Tropes to Improve Representation in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
In her latest series, Seanan McGuire foregrounds young children who have just returned from magical worlds—and happen to be predominantly girls.
The Fantasy Author Using Humor to Get Serious About Disability and Gender
Jim Hines, who went viral for making gender-swapped book covers, explains how he raises social awareness with his sci-fi.
Holding a Marriage Together After Time in the Psych Ward
In his new memoir, writer Mark Lukach chronicles a marriage interrupted by bouts of psychosis—and strengthened through the ensuing compromises it forced him and his wife to make.
A Handbook for Separating Truth From 'Alternative Facts'
In his new book, science journalist Dave Levitan identifies 12 ways that politicians have historically denied hard science.