The Hope and Hype of Fusion Energy, Explained

Advances in the potential energy source may not be about electricity, at least at first.

Florida’s New Social Media Law, Explained

The measure targeting minors is sure to face legal challenges before going into effect.

The Catholic Church’s Stance on Immigration, Explained

A lawsuit brought by the Texas attorney general accuses a Catholic charity of running afoul of immigration law.

Ecuador’s Raid on the Mexican Embassy, Explained

Why the dispute could have hemisphere-wide implications.

Intelligence Briefings for Presidential Candidates, Explained

What happens when a candidate has a complicated history with classified information?

Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Military Draft Crisis, Explained

A high court decision puts a spotlight on fissures in Israeli society.

The Rules for Using Campaign Funds on Legal Fees, Explained

Why an independent candidacy could help New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez pay for his defense in a federal bribery case.

The Health Risks of Microplastics, Explained

They are likely harmful, but we need more data.

AI Energy Use, Explained

All we’re doing with artificial intelligence takes power—a lot of it.

Military Coalitions, Explained

Why the United States engages in them, what their advantages are, and what their disadvantages are.

Joe Biden’s Student Debt Cancellation, Explained

Although the Supreme Court blocked one of the president’s debt cancellation plans, his administration has forgiven billions via other policies.

How Sports Are Shaping the Future of Streaming, Explained 

A newly announced merger could radically change the streaming landscape.

NATO’s Funding, Explained

How much do NATO members contribute to the alliance?

The Secretary of Defense and the Chain of Command, Explained

The Pentagon inspector general is investigating after Lloyd Austin’s recent hospitalization.

The Catholic Church’s Blessing of Same-Sex Couples, Explained

The church’s new guidance has left some confused.

Purdue Pharma’s Bankruptcy Case, Explained

The Supreme Court’s decision may unravel the drug maker’s bankruptcy.