Native American Rights

CQ Researcher

Should tribes have more sovereignty over their lands?

Mari Hulbutta traces her ancestry to the “Trail of Tears” in the 1800s

, when her great-great-grandparents, members of the Muscogee Creek Nation, trudged from present-day Alabama to a territory west of the Mississippi River.


Affordable Housing Shortage

CQ Researcher

Can new policies increase supply?

Martha Simmons had hoped to buy the 1,375-square-foot house she has rented for 13 years in San Francisco’s Bayview district. But that dream now appears impossible.

Three years ago, Simmons offered her landlord $600,000 for the

Worker Safety

CQ Researcher

Should the government do more to punish violators?

Collin Vander Galien was taking a break from throwing 55-pound bags of corn into a rail car at a milling plant in Cambria, Wis., when he suddenly heard a blast. The next thing he knew, he was on his knees with his legs pinned under the

Military Readiness

CQ Researcher

Is the Pentagon Prepared for Future Threats?

This year has not been kind to the U.S. Navy. In January, a guided missile cruiser ran aground in Tokyo Bay. In May, another cruiser collided with a South Korean fishing vessel off the Korean Peninsula, injuring several sailors.