The latest from On Point
Sean Fruit and his wife got their vaccinations, stopped wearing masks and drove to Vegas. They caught COVID. Breakthrough cases and what they mean for the ongoing pandemic.
Conserving America's most precious public lands. It's the founding duty of the National Park Service. But what does conservation mean with accelerating climate change?
A recent Gallup poll found that fewer than half of Americans belong to a house of worship. But while Americans might be losing their religion, they are not losing their...
A mathematician turns gender into a math problem.
The western U.S. is no stranger to drought. But this isn't any dry spell. More than 70% of the West is exceptionally parched. Could it be a permanent change?
Ian Manuel was placed in solitary confinement for a crime he committed just after the seventh grade. Now, he’s telling his story about his life and experience in solitary confinement.
The joy of birds. It's a joy that comes if we take the time to listen. In the latest First Person diary, artist, writer and naturalist Julie Zickefoose shares some...
A mysterious disease is killing birds across the U.S. It has left experts puzzled.
Protesters chanting ‘liberty!’ have taken to the streets across Cuba. Amid food shortages and a raging pandemic, Cubans are saying, ‘We’ve had enough.’
'I believe that as a whole, as a country, we have appealed to our better angels. And I think that us as a country, we will be better for it.'
As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads, vaccination rates have slowed. What’s behind the growing vaccination divide?
After a pandemic year marked by burnouts and a lack of separation between our homes and workplaces, is it time to reimagine the working week?
In 1964, Times v. Sullivan set the principle behind U.S. libel law. Now, two Supreme Court justices say in this social media era it’s time to revisit the ruling. Is...
For a long time, Amazon would not release its carbon footprint data. But, in 2019, Amazon pivoted. Our series 'The Prime Effect' looks inside Amazon's impact on the environment.
There’s a massive shift in employment numbers – and it has to do with people leaving their jobs. More than 4 million Americans quit their jobs in April. So what’s...
The Census Bureau projects that in less than 40 years America could become a majority-minority country. That brings anticipation for some, fear from others. Richard Alba says both presumptions are...
We explore the science behind the mutual benefits of kindness.
Scholar Akhil Reed Amar says the one thing every single American shares is the U.S. Constitution. We hear why he wants Americans to better understand the words that made us.
George Packer says there are four different Americas “pitting tribe against tribe." He’s reported on political divides around the world. Does he think America can be united once again?
Britney Spears has had no control over her finances or life choices for over a decade. Last week, she told a judge she’s had enough. We learn how conservatorships are...