Fears of great wealth and the need for economic equality go back to the country’s origins.
A Mississippi law that allegedly makes it ‘more difficult for African-
American-preferred candidates to win elections’ will still be in place when voters choose a new governor Tuesday.
Electing a governor in Mississippi requires more than just a majority vote. That election law came about during a time of racist and anti-democratic voting laws meant to entrench ruling parties.
President Trump has been assailed for making money from his Washington hotel that’s frequented by those who want to curry favor with him. Turns out, getting rich off politics is an old tradition.
The problems facing America are unrestrained capitalism and corruption, said the Democratic presidential candidates over two nights of debates. Or was that really Teddy Roosevelt speaking?
To survive in 19th-century newsrooms, reporters would have to hustle to get by, even if it meant producing fakes, staging events and sharing work with reporters from competing newspapers.
Efforts to curb railroads’ monopoly power in the 19th century hold lessons for 21st-century policymakers and internet giants alike.