Around the world, trains zip around at over 200 miles per hour. The closest thing the U.S. has is the Acela train, which averages about 80 miles per hour. And...
Last year, Sen. Klobuchar co-sponsored an amendment tucked into a defense spending bill that would have finalized a land swap between the U.S. Forest Service and PolyMet Mining.
Southern states now make up the majority of new HIV diagnoses. We look at the political and structural reasons behind the increase, and at solutions.
California’s governor spiked the state’s high-speed rail project. "Let’s get real," he said, "it would cost too much and take too long." Why can’t the U.S. get high-speed rail right?
Bernie Sanders announces his 2020 bid. Plus, a close look at Amy Klobuchar’s path to becoming a 2020 presidential candidate, from her Minnesota roots, to her prosecutorial career, and then...
Some cities and states have tried implementing universal pre-K. But the idea’s struggled to find a nationwide platform. Could that be changing?
President Trump declares a national emergency to fund that border wall. We’ll unpack the politics and legal hurdles.
President Trump to sign the border deal and declare a national emergency. The first anniversary of Parkland. Amazon cancels plans for a New York headquarters.
You say we have to tackle climate change. Fine. But can you do it without nuclear power? It’s a hot-button issue for environmentalists. And the Green New Deal sidesteps it.
McClatchy’s East Region editor, Kristin Roberts, contributed a short essay to On Point about the importance of local journalism outlets working together to report on the nationwide impact of gun...
Taking a step back from the politics and policy, here are the facts about what's happening on the ground at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas.
President Trump rallies for his Wall in El Paso, Texas. We’ll hear the nuanced view a city inextricably linked to the southern border.
Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, on why he’s building a presidential run on what he calls "intergenerational justice."
The S-word. We explore socialism's complicated history in the United States, and where it's at in 2019.
President Trump says the U.S. will never be a socialist country. Some Democrats embrace the "democratic socialist" label. But what does socialism really mean?
From fetal heartbeat bills to procedures later in pregnancy, we’ll look at the rising legal battles around abortion.
The State of the Union? Divided. Virginia politics? Upended. Trump inauguration records? Subpoenaed. Green New Deal? Unveiled.
"We must choose greatness or gridlock," President Trump said before the joint session of Congress Tuesday night. "Tonight, I ask you to choose greatness."
Inside that air base in Iraq President Trump wants to keep up and running to monitor Iran and ISIS in Syria. There’s a lot happening there already.
Medicare for all is embraced by some 2020 Democratic hopefuls. But what exactly is being proposed, what will it cost and what would it change in American health care?