Aroused activists helped end slavery and Jim Crow, and they're bringing about big changes in how men treat women at work. Can they do something about school shootings?
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s remark that the Civil War should have been averted by "compromise" is in line with how the Trump White House has used history: as a political weapon to energize Trump’s white Southern base.
Some military heroes make the transition to civilian office easily; others' military mindset makes them a bad fit for high government office. John Kelly, the four-star Marine general serving as White House chief of staff, showed a disconcerting tendency toward authoritarianism at a press briefing
Then-Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Fountain Hills, Ariz., March 19, 2016. President Trump is in Phoenix for a campaign-type rally that is expected to draw some of his most fervent fans and bring thousands of anti-Trump protesters into the streets.
The violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., is emblematic of an old American tradition of progressivism followed by racist reaction.
Critics are rightly castigating President Trump for issuing a series of vague, opaque statements in the wake of white supremacist-fueled violence that rocked Charlottesville, Va., this weekend. As a candidate and now as president, Trump has established a pattern of refusing to repudiate in clear moral
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner arrives to speak to the media outside the West Wing on July 24, 2017. Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s trusted senior aide and son-in-law, will be questioned Tuesday by the House Intelligence Committee, following his Monday appearance before its Senate counterpart
Republicans keep trying to roll back social welfare programs but seldom succeed. Americans often agree with them in the abstract but like their benefits.
In the wake of Jon Ossoff’s stinging defeat in the House race in Atlanta’s suburbs last night, the question now is: How do Democrats pick up the pieces? Under this scenario, Democrats would embrace candidates who excoriate the wealthiest “1 percent” and promise to curb income inequality, zero out public
Former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday could raise at least four points of contention with lasting consequences for Trump’s presidency.
Polls suggest that Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is within range of getting 50 percent of the vote against a large field of Republicans, winning the seat outright and avoiding a runoff.
When Donald Trump steps to the podium before a joint session of Congress tonight, he will deliver his first major presidential address since his inauguration, when he memorably invoked the idea of “American carnage.” He will appear before a Congress and a country that is rife with unease and anxiety.
The vast majority of inaugural addresses have one thing in common: They are eminently forgettable. From Zachary Taylor’s 1849 invocation that “Happily…, in the performance of my new duties I shall not be without able cooperation,” to William Howard Taft’s bland pledge in 1909 “to give a summary outline
A protester carries an upside down American flag in a protest against Donald Trump in New York on Nov. 9. As progressives search for the next step in a world where Republicans will control the White House, both chambers of Congress and the majority of statehouses and governor’s mansions, the nascent
First lady Michelle Obama has enjoyed an average approval rating of 65 percent during Barack Obama’s two terms. University of Maryland historian Robyn Muncy, author of Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America, said “Michelle Obama may be the most effective