President Donald Trump with other officials during Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
For Trump, putting America first means that being a global leader on human rights may take a back seat.
Veterans and service members on the job hunt.
Office of Congressman Mike Quigley
Large numbers of veterans hold misconceptions about IT work that discourage them from pursuing careers in the field.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2011.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File
How will Mueller perform as special counsel? A historian compares his actions with another former FBI director to find out.
Tornado seven miles south of Anadarko, Oklahoma, May 3, 1999.
OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory/Flickr
More tornadoes occur in the United States than in any other country, mainly in the Great Plains, the Midwest and southern states. Two meteorology professors explain what causes these dangerous storms.
President Donald Trump greets Director of the FBI James Comey in January.
Past presidents have made strange requests of the FBI, some of which were documented by J. Edgar Hoover.
Daniel Day-Lewis won the 2012 Academy Award for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln. Is Spielberg’s historical drama a good way to learn about the 16th U.S. president?
History movies may have Oscar potential, but their educational potential is more complicated. Should teachers use Hollywood to teach?
James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
An FBI historian tells stories from the agency's ups and downs over 109 years and four dismissed directors.
An artist’s depiction of the ‘shibboleth incident.’
Detail from art by H. de Blois, from The Bible and Its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons, vol. 3, edited by Charles F. Horne and Julius A. Bewer, 1908
Going as far back as the Bible, and as widely known as the phrase 'Open, Sesame,' passwords are a textual link to our past. But they may not be around much longer.
Trump signs the Waters of the United States executive order on Feb. 28, 2017.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
The stack of executive orders, proclamations and memoranda Trump has signed makes other presidents' stacks look puny.
An ICE operation in Los Angeles, Feb. 7, 2017.
Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP
You often hear police express a concern that their jobs will become more difficult if they are forced to work with ICE. We look at the evidence.
Will history give Trump a thumbs-up for his first 100 days?
AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez
Franklin D. Roosevelt is famous for really getting a lot done fast. Will history remember Trump so kindly?
Nick Lehr/The Conversation via Wikimedia Commons
Just as Fitzgerald's career was taking off, jazz was under attack for its purported connection to drug culture. If she wanted to become a mainstream superstar, she needed to make a choice.
Job shadowing is one way that students can understand career options in their Rust Belt communities.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / flickr
Rust Belt youth often want to stay near home but can't find jobs. The key may be in educational initiatives that help young people find and acquire the jobs that are already readily available.
There’s still a lot of the U.S. waiting to be wired up.
President Trump has touted infrastructure investment as a way to boost the U.S. economy. At the moment, he's missing a key opportunity – expanding broadband internet service.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
A former US diplomat explains why some programs may make sense to cut, while others are crucial to America's moral standing.
Rural schools are an often overlooked part of the public education system.
Nationwide, 16 percent of charter schools are rural. Yet, somehow these key players are often overlooked.
The Navy converted to oil from coal a few years before the U.S. entered World War I, helping to solidify petroleum’s strategic status.
Naval History and Heritage Command
Before World War I, petroleum had few practical uses, but it emerged from the war as a strategic global asset necessary for national stability and security.
American troops drive French Renault FT tanks to the battle line in the Forest of Argonne, France, September 26, 1918.
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
America's longstanding tradition of isolationism meant that in 1917 U.S. forces needed a lot of support from overseas allies to fight effectively.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton has a cup of coffee with newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin in April 1992. Breslin died on March 19.
Stephan Savoia/AP Photo
After the death of legendary New York Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin, some have lamented the end of blue-collar journalism. But in today's media environment, Breslin's approach might not be enough.
Can moral sentiments be measured?
Asking people about morality and empathy may not yield sincere answers. Moral sentiments, can, indeed, be measured.