America’s worsening retirement problem – Politico

When a crisis ends, not everyone recovers equally. And in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, though the stock market has long recovered, there is an important group that was hit badly – and hasn’t bounced back. This is Americans nearing retirement. People aged 50-64 are supposed to be building wealth and getting ready […]

How Trump Exposed America’s White Identity Crisis – Politico

I am a black man living in South Carolina who’s voted for plenty of Republicans, including George W. Bush in 2000, Mark Sanford twice for governor, Lindsey Graham for the U.S. Senate, and current Gov. Nikki Haley in the GOP primary. I’ve also defended the party in the past from blanket accusations of racism. But […]

America’s Overperforming Olympic Distance Runners – The New Yorker

America’s Overperforming Olympic Distance Runners – The New Yorker

How many caps did Galen Rupp wear during the men’s marathon race on Sunday morning, as a light rain fell in Rio, along with most of his rivals and doubters? It was hard to tell with all the poorly timed NBC commercial breaks, such as the one that prevented viewers from seeing when the Kenyan […]

These 1861 Photographs Helped Save America’s Wilderness – TIME

These days, as the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday on Aug. 25, taking and sharing photographs of America’s national parks is nothing special. In 1861, when Carleton Watkins created this portfolio of 30 images of Yosemite Valley, the situation was very different. Creating the images required lugging thousands of pounds of equipment via […]

Divided America: Diverse Millennials Are No Voting Monolith – ABC News

America’s oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into the World Trade Center — can remember the economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton ran for president. The younger end of the generation — now nearing 20 — can’t recall a time without terrorism or economic worry. Now millennials have edged […]