Follow stories throughout the day with our Politics & Policy portal. Snapshot State Secretary Rex Tillerson, left, is welcomed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the former’s courtesy call at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines. Bullit Marquez / AP What We’re Reading Two-Faced Thiel: Despite standing by the president in […]

While the political world has been tumultuous lately, one takeaway stands out among the chaos. More and more, we see the importance of the role grassroots organizers and movers play in shaping our nation’s democracy and motivating our communities. We’ve seen the power of the people unfold for the better […]

Spotlight PA is an independent, non-partisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. Greg Johnson has a pretty good job — and even better benefits. The Dauphin County magisterial district judge and his colleagues […]

COVID-19 has squashed most holiday and vacation plans this year amid travel restrictions and quarantine recommendations to slow the spread of the virus. Yet some California lawmakers have traveled to Maui this week for the California Independent Voter Project’s annual policy conference. A San Diego-based group that works to empower […]

John Authers is a senior editor for markets. Before Bloomberg, he spent 29 years with the Financial Times, where he was head of the Lex Column and chief markets commentator. He is the author of “The Fearful Rise of Markets” and other books. Read more opinion Follow @johnauthers on Twitter […]

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images. The following article is a written adaptation of an episode of Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism, Slate’s new podcast about companies in the news and how they got there. Kelly Berger lives in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson is home to […]

portugal – Getty The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has defended the UK Government’s decision to maintain England’s travel corridors with Portugal and Greece, despite Scotland and Wales reintroducing travel restrictions. This week the English, Welsh and Scottish quarantine policies have split. Scotland has imposed a quarantine on Greece, while Wales has […]