At the Debate, Democrats Slammed Trump's Treatment of Detained Migrant Children. Did Obama Do Any Better?
Biden went after Trump for denying detained children beds, blankets, and toothbrushes. But the Obama administration did the same thing, albeit in different circumstances.
Trump's Immigration Plan Doesn't Address DACA. What's Going to Happen to Dreamers?
Without action from the president or Congress, DACA is unlikely to survive through the end of the year.
Victims of Campus Sexual Assault and the Accused Stand to Lose From Devos' Proposed Changes to Title IX
The secretary of education's plans threaten to make it more difficult for victims of sexual discrimination to seek justice, and might in turn hinder her goal of strengthening due process.
The EPA Publishes Its Proposed Replacement for the Clean Power Plan
The Environmental Protection Agency published on Tuesday a proposed rule to replace Obama-era proposed regulations on coal power plants.
DACA Was 'Saved' Last Week. Now, Is a Texas Judge Going to Kill It?
After a year of battle in the courts, young immigrants fear that their protection from deportation could soon end.
The Trump Administration's Science Budget Memo Leaves Out Climate Science
Every similar pre-Trump memo that Pacific Standard found from the last 15 years identified climate science as a top priority.
Obama's Science Adviser on Science in the First Year of the Trump Administration
John Holdren and others are still at work, trying to influence federal science policy.
Obama-Era Climate Change Leaders Launch a Climate Health Center at Harvard
Harvard University and Google together launched a center on Wednesday that "will seek to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in building products and materials."
Obama Administration Helped Kill Transparency Push on Military Aid
Last year a bipartisan effort to force more transparency about military aid failed after objections from the Pentagon. Will the same thing happen this year?
How the Obama Administration Is Hurting American Workers
The White House needs to push new policies and trade agreements.
As Need for New Flood Maps Rises, Congress and Obama Cut Funding
FEMA maps that dictate insurance premiums for millions of Americans are dangerously outdated. Can we get them ready before another Katrina or Sandy?