Cultural news, topics and points of interest.

First Trump-Clinton debate
The abandoned facility of the defunct Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company.

A conversation with author J.D. Vance about family, community, and the state of American politics.

Is the millennial voter surge still a surge?

Clinton has the most to gain — and the most to lose

15 years later, Trump plays to darkest 9/11 fears
NEW YORK - APRIL 23 (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION): Salt and pepper shakers are seen in a diner April 23, 2009 in New York City. New York City's health department is discussing regulating the amount of salt used in restaurant food. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

We team up with Gastropod to untangle the FDA’s current proposal to reduce salt consumption.

A general view of the Olympic Rings, flag, Vinicius and Christ the Redeemer made into a sand sculpture on the beach during the Olympics preview day at the Copacabana Beach on July 30, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

We need relief from Trump and Clinton and all things political

Marijuana advocates at DNC see big moment for legalization
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the South Point Hotel & Casino on February 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

How this year’s campaign rhetoric is having a major impact on kids.

It feels like the country is coming apart
Learning To Love The F Word: Federalism

It’s no longer synonymous with states’ rights.

News media coverage of terrorism exaggerates true threat to Americans

Our judgments about what we call terrorism are subjective, usually political and usually irrational.

File photo: Graduates in gown and caps celebrate their graduation. (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images)

Hold on to your high hopes new graduates, the first votes you make this year could end up being the most important.

Plaintiff Jim Obergefell holds a photo of his late husband John Arthur as he speaks to members of the media after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A conversation with Jim Obergefell about his new book and the road to marriage equality.

Orlando (did not want to provide his last name) (2nd L) who was injured in the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub attends a memorial service at the Joy MCC Church for the victims of the terror attack where Omar Mateen allegedly killed more than 50 people on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The mass shooting killed at least 50 people and injuring 53 others in what is the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

We permit massive gun violence in the name of Second Amendment ideology.