The US has yet to fully undergo a process of truth and reconciliation.
Fifty years after a major oil spill in Santa Barbara helped launch the environmental movement, Californians strongly oppose the Trump administration's push to expand offshore drilling.
The practice of calling attention to false stories – with actual fakers then levying the charge on their accusers – dates back to battles between progressive reformers and corporate media outlets.
Bill Clinton and Donald Trump share an awkward anniversary.
For the Native people of California, the dream has been more of a nightmare.
The new movie about P.T. Barnum couldn’t come at a better time: It's impossible not to see his ghost in our culture, in our advertisements and in our president.
The city's image as a model for black mobility and civil rights is crumbling. An expert on race and class politics takes us behind the veneer of one of the South's most important cities.
It hasn't always been, writes legal expert.
A huge majority of Americans support equal rights for women. Is now the right time to get an amendment passed?
By figuring out fission, physicists were able to split uranium atoms and release massive amounts of energy. This Manhattan Project work paved the way both for atomic bombs and nuclear power reactors.
The impetus to impose immigration restrictions to prevent entry of certain ethnic groups into the US is not a new one.
In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP's southern firewall.
On Black Friday, November 24, outdoor retailer REI will close its stores and urge customers to #OptOutside. But a historian calls this popular campaign light green environmentalism at best.
Dishes we consider staples today have little to do with the first feast.
Atlanta is a black majority city that has elected black mayors since 1973. Two candidates now face a runoff in December.
How a journalist from Nebraska chased the 'Soviet dream' all the way to Russia, only to be expelled on accusations of espionage.
With levels of political discourse reaching new lows, some might say the country could use a dose of shame and humility. At the same time, social media have unleashed a torrent of online shaming.
Two hurricanes in Puerto Rico's past fundamentally transformed the island's economy and politics. Maria will be the third, says a historian.
Five food experts peer under the bread to plumb the histories of the country's unique sandwiches, from favorites like tuna fish to lesser-known fare like the woodcock.
This highly-stylised slice of the Orient was originally a defence against racism.