SNAP and its precursors have weathered plenty of efforts to shrink the safety net. Its decades of bipartisan support make it likely to survive this one.
Reading something that sows doubt about a widely agreed-upon fact – even the election of George Washington as president – can have a profound effect.
The history of the rubber 'boom' reveals why.
History tells us governments do not always get what they wish for, and in fact often perverse outcomes flow from policy choices.
We increasingly celebrate entrepreneurial self-reliance, but for disadvantaged people, the certainty of an adequate income is a fundamental foundation. It may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.
Over 20,000 former POWs returned to Australia at the end of the second world war. Archival research sheds light on those who struggled to readjust to life here - and the impact on their wives.
When it was discovered that citrus fruits could be used to treat scurvy, suddenly Sicilian lemons were very valuable. Enter the mafia.
Sylvia Pankhurst's book is the dominant narrative of the time, but was she unfair to her sister Christabel?
Despite the technological advances that humanity has known for millennia, the standard of living did not begin to rise until around 1800.
"Critique of Black Reason" offers readers insight into how the construction of race and racism underpins our understanding of modernity.
Laws like Title IX are supposed to shield athletes from abuse. But lax enforcement allows sports organizations to protect perpetrators over athletes.
Nothing displays the ethical superiority of one’s values better than to treat a foe with the respect due another human being.
Desire haunts every sun-drenched frame of the Oscar-nominated film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
Racist stigmatisation of Roma as socially 'unadaptable' has a long history across Europe.
Throughout the centuries, a number of coal miners have documented their lives with paintings. Some of their works are now in museums and bring the stories of the "pitmen" back to life.
From being thrown off a cliff to being sewn into a sack with animals, ancient Rome is notorious for its cruel and unusual punishments. But we must be careful what we take as historical fact.
Writing and rewriting black sporting history is a means of redressing exclusion.
Fitbits and other trackers are just the latest iteration of the fitness industry's relationship with technology.
A century and a half after the last convict ship docked in Australia, new research is uncovering what happened to those who were transported.
Cabinet papers released today by the National Archives show Working Nation began as a rational exercise but was soon overtaken by a desire to make the policy everything to everyone.