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Great Britain grants a homeland to the homeless Jews.

Langston Hughes on the real Harlem renaissance.

Now that women have the vote, what will they do with it?

The creation of the atom bomb is the greatest revolution ever accomplished in science--and unquestionably the most frightening.

The Supreme Court gives women the right to choose while also rendering an important lesson on the practical workings of democracy.

New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller turns a prison-wide protest into a wholesale slaughter.

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Here is a little known fact about the famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail." 

January 20, 2014

It’s bad out there on Thanksgiving this year. A remembrance: in 1973, it was worse.

November 28, 2013

When momentum gathered to reign in the national security state in 1976, the powers that be struck back with a distraction campaign that worked.

July 2, 2013

Lincoln ordered the execution of thirty-eight Dakota Indians for rebellion—but never ordered the execution of Confederate officials or generals.

December 26, 2012

The McGovern campaign marked a turning point in many lives, including John Lennon’s.

October 21, 2012

The ultimate "realist" goes a bit too far.

December 11, 2010

Upton Sinclair led one of the greatest mass movements in US history, and his political career has a lot to teach us about politics today.

October 12, 2010

A tale of two attacked cities, or the differences between New York and Oklahoma City.

September 24, 2010

Today is the 39th anniversary of the killings of four student antiwar protesters at Kent State University.

May 4, 2009