A half-century after Freedom Summer, African Americans continue to face severe barriers not just to voting, but also to economic security.
Fifty years after the murders of Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman, North Carolina activists move from civil disobedience to big voter mobilization push.
Adam Bellow urges conservatives to support right-wing fiction. Best of luck to him: Here's why it won't be easy.
The decision in Harris v. Quinn—written by the Court’s leading union-hater, Justice Samuel Alito—appears designed to cripple unions by creating incentives for "free riders."
The Supreme Court rules in Hobby Lobby v. Burwell that corporations can have a religious conscience—at least when it comes to birth control.
When Republicans made it impossible for the president to run the government, he found ways around their obstruction. And that made them really, really mad.
President Obama has tapped Robert A. McDonald to run the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. Here's what he'll need to understand about the limits of the V.A.'s vaunted electronic records program.
In a region already in flames, a Palestinian terror attack and Israel's response could light another fire.
By eschewing the role of dissident, organizers allow the Communist Party to respond either favorably or neutrally to their actions, rather than repressing them.
How much the Beatles helped create the '60s and how much the '60s helped create the Beatles is one of the great chicken-and-egg questions.
But it took a colleague's disbelief in that statistic to make me realize what had happened to me.
Pride revelers often laud the role played by trans activist Sylvia Rivera in the Stonewall riots, a turning point in the fight for LGBT rights. But after the parade, trans people are forgotten—or worse.
Thad Cochran was able to "reach out" to black voters because they found a common purpose, if only for a day. But more Republican outreach is going to be awfully hard.
Her attitude—unabashedly feminist, casually in charge—was captured most effectively toward the end of her stint as secretary of state. Can she keep it as a candidate?
The Buckley v. Valeo decision was more complicated and subtle than the “money equals speech” slogan for which it’s misremembered.