The Northwest Passage: The Arctic Pearl for Canada

European explorers had long speculated about the existence of an Arctic route that connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and would avoid the long journey around South America’s Cape...

Should Washington cooperate with Moscow in Afghanistan?

   Amid revitalization of terrorists in Central Asia under the flags of the "Islamic state", Russia and the United States are intensifying their efforts to resolve the crisis in...

An Attack on Congress and Baseball

A congressman was shot early Wednesday morning while playing baseball with his colleagues in Virginia. The congressman, Steve Scalise, the majority whip of the House of Representatives, is...

U.S. Halts New Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Schools

The Trump administration is delaying new rules that would erase the federal loan debt of student borrowers cheated by for-profit colleges. The announcement by the Education Department on Wednesday came...

Why Did China Detain Anbang’s Chairman? He Tested a Lot of Limits.

HONG KONG — Ever since Anbang Insurance Group bought the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York nearly three years ago, the politically connected company has tested the mostly unwritten...

Who is Steve Scalise?

Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who was shot and injured on Wednesday while playing baseball in Virginia, is the majority whip of the House of Representatives, making him the...

Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones and a Fine Line Between News and Promotion

Where’s the line between covering a scoundrel as a news figure and giving him a promotional platform? The question has consumed Megyn Kelly this week, after she showed a trailer...

Who Is Ed Gillespie, Virginia’s G.O.P. Nominee for Governor?

ARLINGTON, Va. — Ed Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee and a Washington lobbyist, barely claimed the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia on Tuesday, The...

Who Is Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Democratic Nominee for Governor?

ARLINGTON, Va. — Ralph S. Northam, Virginia’s lieutenant governor, claimed the Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. A mild-mannered physician and Army veteran, Mr. Northam, 57,...

Charter School Founded by DeVos Family Reflects National Tensions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Julia Stevenson scurried through the hallway as her school day came to a close, hoping to take advantage of as much daylight as possible to...