United States

Jill Biden makes surprise visit to western Ukraine
First lady Jill Biden meets Ukraine's first lady, Olena Zelenska.
a show of support

Jill Biden makes surprise visit to western Ukraine

For Black Americans, Mexico offers little respite from racism
A woman in Mexico City.
Nicole Phillip

For Black Americans, Mexico offers little respite from racism

Drums of war start to beat in Democrats' chests
President Biden.
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

Drums of war start to beat in Democrats' chests

America's navy is vulnerable, too
A ship.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

America's navy is vulnerable, too

The growing necessity of ownership
People.
Picture of Bonnie KristianBonnie Kristian

The growing necessity of ownership

Report: Pentagon preparing to send more sophisticated weapons to Ukraine
A Ukrainian artilleryman prepares a multiple rocket launcher.
help is on the way

Report: Pentagon preparing to send more sophisticated weapons to Ukraine

America's decline is greatly exaggerated
The Iwo Jima flag raising.
Jason Fields

America's decline is greatly exaggerated

Kmart will soon have just 3 stores open in the United States
A closed Kmart in Minneapolis.
attention kmart shoppers

Kmart will soon have just 3 stores open in the United States

Researchers predict an above-average 2022 Atlantic hurricane season
A satellite image of Hurricane Florence in 2018.
be prepared

Researchers predict an above-average 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

10 things you need to know today: March 31, 2022
Mourners at the funeral of a Ukrainian soldier in Lviv
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: March 31, 2022

The petrifying return of nuclear anxiety
A duck and cover drill.
Samuel Goldman

The petrifying return of nuclear anxiety

America is a nation in search of a foil
David and Goliath.
Steve Larkin

America is a nation in search of a foil

Making Russia less-great again
Vladimir Putin.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

Making Russia less-great again

Confirming Jackson is just a start
Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Shahrzad Shams

Confirming Jackson is just a start

National Guard says Americans Russia said were killed in Ukraine are alive and 'safe'
Pro-Russian fighters in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.
'fake news'

National Guard says Americans Russia said were killed in Ukraine are alive and 'safe'

Nuclear war isn't just diplomacy by other means
A bomb.
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

Nuclear war isn't just diplomacy by other means

Russian opposition to Putin's war is crucial
A protestor.
Saoirse Gowan

Russian opposition to Putin's war is crucial

The United States of Europe
Vladimir Putin.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

The United States of Europe

U.S. to offer temporary protected status to Ukrainians
A pro-Ukraine rally in Washington, D.C.
immigration

U.S. to offer temporary protected status to Ukrainians

A highlight reel of failures
President Biden.
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

A highlight reel of failures

Russian diplomats expelled from New York for alleged 'espionage activities'
Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Vassily Nebenzia.
time to go

Russian diplomats expelled from New York for alleged 'espionage activities'

White House: U.S. prepared to accept Ukrainian refugees fleeing invasion
Ukrainians evacuate from their homes in the Donetsk region.
the welcome mat is out

White House: U.S. prepared to accept Ukrainian refugees fleeing invasion

How the U.S. can still win with Ukraine
Vladimir Putin and President Biden.
Samuel Goldman

How the U.S. can still win with Ukraine

Trump praises Putin for his move into Ukraine, calling it 'genius'
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
yes, he really said that

Trump praises Putin for his move into Ukraine, calling it 'genius'

Blinken calls off meeting with Russian counterpart
Antony Blinken.
canceled

Blinken calls off meeting with Russian counterpart

U.S. ambassador to U.N.: Putin is 'testing our international system'
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
ringing the alarm

U.S. ambassador to U.N.: Putin is 'testing our international system'

U.S. reportedly moves Ukraine embassy staff to Poland
The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.
on the move

U.S. reportedly moves Ukraine embassy staff to Poland

10 things you need to know today: February 4, 2022
The Syrian hideout where ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi died
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: February 4, 2022

We've met our democratic deficit, and it is us
A donkey and an elephant.
Picture of Noah MillmanNoah Millman

We've met our democratic deficit, and it is us

Blinken: U.S. will use lessons learned in Afghanistan to shape national security, foreign policy
Secretary of State Antony Blinken
war is over

Blinken: U.S. will use lessons learned in Afghanistan to shape national security, foreign policy

10 things you need to know today: August 20, 2021
 Independence Day of Afghanistan
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: August 20, 2021

American government's climate-induced legitimacy crisis
The Constitution and flames.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

American government's climate-induced legitimacy crisis

Citing misconduct, official recommends new union election at Alabama Amazon warehouse
The Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.
amazon v. union

Citing misconduct, official recommends new union election at Alabama Amazon warehouse

Senate votes to advance bipartisan infrastructure proposal
The Republican negotiators who worked on the bipartisan infrastructure deal.
moving forward

Senate votes to advance bipartisan infrastructure proposal

Biden gets thumbs up from Macron
Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden.
welcome back

Biden gets thumbs up from Macron