Strange Maps

Why the U.S. has had more vice presidents than presidents

Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.

Politics & Current Affairs

What is the Green New Deal?

The Green New Deal is an ambitious attempt to fight climate change, but is it destined to hit the political skids?


Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

Do you know your rights? Hit refresh on your constitutional knowledge!

Politics & Current Affairs

Why the 14th Amendment is one of history’s most radical ideas

In 1868, equal protection under the law was granted to every born and naturalized U.S. citizen—no exceptions. That's radical, says Van Jones.

Personal Growth

Empathy, bigotry, and the tolerance paradox: Can America solve its social impasse?

There are a lot of tough conversations that stand between where America is now and "liberty and justice for all," says Van Jones.

Politics & Current Affairs

Why John Stuart Mill was a capitalist

We often support ideas without knowing quite why. John Stuart Mill reminds us why capitalism can be great for us and why we should be wary of state power.

Politics & Current Affairs

This Thanksgiving, Disagree Politically without Disrespecting Each Other

The amount of political disagreement in the nation is matched only by righteous indignation. But in order to disagree without disrespecting each other, we need to look hard at our own positions.

Politics & Current Affairs

Divide and Conquer: The Bipartisan Plan to Break America

Both Republicans and Democrats blame the poor on each side, creating a terrible dissonance in our politics and in our nation's psyche.

Surprising Science

America's 10 most popular conspiracy theories

America's most popular conspiracy theories and the science behind them.

Consistency Bias: Chasing the Mechanical Bunny, Obamacare

Like a greyhound race, politics is a competition. And as the rabbit keeps moving ahead, the greyhounds are incentivized to keep chasing. Consistency bias is simply the failure to admit that's what we're doing. 

Threads of 2012

America Needs to Lead the Earth Race Again

According to former White House Special Advisor Van Jones, it will require a patient mindset to get us to the place where the country can run on cleaner and more renewable forms of energy.