National Journal Online

Equality, Opportunity, and the American Dream

Equal opportunity must and will remain the quintessential American ideal. The challenge is to live up to it.

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 5:00am

This Is How Fragile Peace Is in Ferguson

The atmosphere in the St. Louis suburb turned from peaceful to tense early Wednesday morning when a bottle was thrown from a crowd of protesters at police.

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 2:18am

Twitter Is Struggling to Block Video of James Foley’s Death

The social-media network is again playing defense against ISIS—with mixed results.

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:08pm

These Are the Stories James Foley Risked His Life to Tell

James Foley, a journalist who disappeared in Syria nearly two years ago, has reportedly been murdered by members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 7:59pm

Tom Steyer Takes a Side in Environmentalists' Ethanol Fight

The billionaire climate activist finds himself at odds with some green groups on biofuels.

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 6:52pm

Battle Over Postal-Service Cuts Looms in September

Half the Senate wants to block further service cuts at USPS, but other key lawmakers are calling for comprehensive reforms instead.

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:56pm

Fatal Police Shooting Near Ferguson Rattles the Public

The shooting of a 23-year-old black man appears to be unrelated to the fallout from Michael Brown's death. But pressure on police in the area is only mounting.

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 3:41pm

Key Targeting Tech for Future U.S. Nuclear Missile Has Gone Unfunded

The move may delay Minuteman 3 replacement effort or fail to meet warfighter accuracy standards.

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 3:05pm

Uber Snags Former Obama Campaign Guru

David Plouffe will head the ride-sharing company's policy team.

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 2:35pm

Want to See How Fast Coastal Wetlands and Forests Are Vanishing?

 New federal data reveals the regional decline in coastal ecosystems.

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 1:19pm