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The secretary of state's political views are rooted in his religion. Tell that to the leaders of his faith.

The man who reported on the Third Reich for CBS finds
some disturbing parallels between the Nixon administration and the Nazi government.

The great portrait painter and inventor who will forever be memorialized in a series of dots and dashes.

The head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters takes on FDR.

She was a fanatic but "a good fanatic" in the fight for women's freedom.

Should America join the League of Nations? The Harvard professor says the slogan "Join the League" offers too simple a solution for a complex question.

The Vietnamese leader is also a poet.

He may have been one of the 'nine old men' of the Supreme Court, but he was a great old man.

Harold Laski profiles the British leader whose iron will galvanized Britain and saved Europe from Nazism.

The founder of Hull House and former beacon for progressivism struggles to define herself in contemporary America.

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The first page, from 1960s, says Vidal made disparaging remarks about J. Edgar Hoover.

July 29, 2013

Protecting freedom does not mean shielding a market from restrictions—it means fighting for economic justice and equality. 

November 5, 2012

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

Stephen Ambrose said he spent hundreds of hours interviewing Ike. The Eisenhower library says he didn't.

April 20, 2010

Martin Luther King's words in 1967 are still relevant to today's war, as the Wikileaks tape shows.

April 7, 2010

 Organized labor takes on Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln in a pair of new ads.

April 5, 2010

Howard Zinn, my hero, teacher, and friend died of a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 87. With his death, we lose a man who did nothing less than rewrite the narrative of the United States. We lose a historian who also made history.

January 27, 2010

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for the presidency on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's historic "I have a dream" speech. He was inaugurated the day after our national holiday celebrating the life and accomplishments of Dr. King. Many asked if Obama's presidency was the realization of King's dream. Cultural products, from t-shirts to YouTube videos, linked Obama's election to King's legacy.

January 17, 2010