Allen Abel

Allen Abel has been writing for a living since the age of Linotype machines and molten lead. Now he has a 11-year-old daughter with her own iPhone.
Exomars PHASE B1 8.05.2008

Mars: When do we get to visit?

’We now have an imperative to send astrobiologists to Mars,’ says John Grunsfeld administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waves as he arrives to speak at a campaign event in Eldridge

A weekend with Bernie

He’s a socialist, anti-Wall Street senator from Vermont who’s drawing bigger crowds than Trump. Why America is suddenly paying attention to Bernie Sanders.
Trump Organization Inc. CEO Donald Trump Announces Whether He Will Run For President

It’s Donald Trump’s world. And Americans are living in it.

Allen Abel crosses the country to take America’s true temperature on Donald Trump. And few are saying no—regardless of party allegiances

Meet Mickey Guyton: A rare African-American voice in country music

Country finds its new star in a black Texan touring with Brad Paisley and channelling Patsy Cline
Charleston Shooting Attack on Mother Emanuel

Juneteenth in Charleston: Grief, suffering and blame

The first shots of the Civil War were fired here. The stains of grief, hatred and vengeance have not been erased.
(Photo illustration by Lauren Cattermole and Richard Redditt)

American politics? They’ve become a family affair.

It goes well beyond the Clintons and the Bushes: political families have become a staple of U.S. politics, at every level.
Dr. Ben Carson speaks to supporters before an interview after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md.

Ben Carson: The ultimate outsider who could save the Republicans

How an African-American neurosurgeon with no political experience has become a top candidate for the Republican nomination for president
Starbucks Annual Meeting

How Starbucks’ Race Together campaign is playing out

Care for a discussion about race with your latte? In Starbucks around America, the reaction hasn’t been quite as scornful