Democrats, Looking Past Obama, Are a Party Without a Cause

Without the president’s unifying presence, or the singular focus on health care, Democrats are searching for a next great project they can agree on. Infrastructure?


News Analysis: Theresa May, Untested and Ascending to Manage ‘Brexit’

No one is quite sure if Ms. May, the next British prime minister, can successfully balance the nation’s economic and political needs with the exit from the European Union.


What Trump and the G.O.P. Can Agree On: Tax Cuts for the Rich

The tax plan shepherded by House Speaker Paul Ryan would fundamentally change the system, but both plans reduce taxes on capital gains and high incomes.


Small Steps, but No Major Push, to Integrate New York’s Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration and the city’s Education Department have not offered broad plans for addressing the issue of school segregation, but grass-roots experiments are underway.