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
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.
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
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