Wary, Weary or Both, Southern Lawmakers Tone Down Culture Wars

State bills on lightning-rod social issues are getting noticeably less impetus this year, as elections loom and state leaders try to attract business investment.

In Clash Between California and Trump, It’s One America Versus Another

The growing divide between California and President Trump erupted this week, over marijuana, immigration, taxes and the environment.

Doug Jones: From Prosecuting K.K.K. Members to the Senate

Senator-Elect Doug Jones of Alabama made a name for himself prosecuting two Ku Klux Klan members for a church bombing that killed four black girls in 1963. Now, he will become a member of the U.S. Senate.