The President Didn't Always Have Power Over Trade Deals
Until the 1930s, it was Congress that set the terms of U.S. trade negotiations with other countries and raised and lowered tariffs as it saw fit, while the president did little but sign his name.
What Would Happen If the Government Covered Undocumented Immigrants' Health Care?
Democrats want health coverage for everybody in America, including the undocumented. What does that mean for folks already getting government-covered health care?
Trump's New Clean Energy Rule Is a Last-Ditch Effort to Save the Coal Industry
The Trump administration's replacement for Obama's signature climate rule is meant to be a lifeline for the nation's coal-fired power plants, but it may be too late.
For Trump, LGBT Rights Are Foreign Policy, Not a Domestic Concern
The president pledged to protect LGBT people, but instead has infringed on their rights domestically.
What Happens if the Law Starts Treating Facebook and Twitter Like Traditional Publishers?
The little-known provision that empowers tech companies to experiment with new ways of imposing and enforcing norms on new sites of discourse could be changed.
The Week in Photos: From Making Pet Food to Lifting Weights
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Chinese President Xi Jinping Warns Trump Not to Abandon the Paris Climate Agreement
China is making it clear that, if the Trump administration follows through on its threat to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, there will be a geopolitical price to pay.