Jeff Jorgenson looks over a partially flooded field he farms near Shenandoah, Iowa, May 29, 2019.
AP Photo/Nati Harnik
Three scholars argue that agriculture is failing to sustain either the land or American farmers. They propose a modern version of the New Deal that centers on ecology and economic fairness.
Sophonisba Breckinridge and Edith Abbott.
University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf1-00008, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library/Bernard Hoffman, photographer
Long before Chasten Buttigieg became a 'not-so-secret weapon' in his husband Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, another same-sex couple profoundly reshaped American social policy.
A recent poll suggests many Canadians support the idea of a Green new Deal.
The idea of the Green New Deal has been around for more than a decade. Why all the fuss about it now?
The 1930s New Deal created a civilian army of conservationists who planted forests and restored wilderness.
The Chickamauga Dam, completed in 1940, was a crowning achievement of the New Deal.
The original New Deal caused a "great acceleration" in carbon emissions. How will a Green New Deal forge its own legacy?
How can photographers be more sensitive towards their subjects?
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
Images of famine or poverty are often used by human rights groups to galvanize support. And they often do. The ethics of these images is a more complex story.
Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by Democratic members of the House and Senate in late 2017.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
The Democratic Party is a mishmash of causes and interest groups. The party's future will be determined by how its leaders balance and align the interests of its diverse factions.
Bridge built by CCC workers, Shady Lake Recreation Area, Arkansas.
On April 5, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps, a massive relief program that paid young men to plant trees and build parks across the nation. It was money well spent.
Evangelist Billy Graham.
AP Photo/Nell Redmond
In the 1950s, religious language found its way into government and politics, due in no small part to Billy Graham.
South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa has in his state of the nation speech inspired hope.
The speech was delivered with panache and confidence. It had style, declaring to the nation and the world that he, Cyril Ramaphosa, was in charge.
Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey appear during a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Dec. 8, 2007.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
Throughout American history, being a black celebrity has been a political act in and of itself. When viewed through this lens, the transition into politics for someone like Winfrey is more natural.
A big part of that check is being drawn from middle-class accounts.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
The American middle class has been on a rocky ride during the 20th century, surging after World War II but falling since the 1980s. The Republican tax plan may be its death knell.
Old West, as seen through 1967 Orange County eyes.
Orange County Archives
Knott's Berry Farm and others romanticize the state's past and influence visitors’ sense of history. But their ideology reflects mid-20th-century political conservatism more than settlers' reality.
Larissa Pisney of Denver protests outside the Aurora, Colorado offices of Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colorado) to show her displeasure with efforts to dismantle the ACA.
Cutting back or cutting out social safety net programs, as the Senate and House health care proposals would do, is rare. Here's a look at how such actions have fared.
“I bless this business deal.”
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump's election a strange perversion of this tradition?
Many of Bernie Sanders’ supporters were motivated by their frustration over a lack of jobs and support for labor.
AP Photo/AJ Mast
The collapse of New Deal-era policies gave rise to deep-seated frustrations. Addressing that anger will require mobilizing workers, business leaders and others to get wages rising again.
A Halloween gathering in Los Angeles for children who live on the street, in shelters or in cars.
On the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton's promise to "end welfare as we know it," a social work scholar asks why child poverty is still such a problem in the U.S. and what race has to do with it.
The surprise Republican candidate in 1940: Wendell Willkie.
Library of Congress
He was a former Democrat, a business tycoon and a media star. The story of Wendell Willkie, the Republicans' surprise candidate in the 1940 election and how he disrupted the GOP.
The battle over regulation of capital markets seemed over by 1937: but by the global financial crisis in 2008, separation of the corporation and the capital market was no longer assured.
Welcome to part two of Back to the Future. Through the Securities and Exchange Commission, James M. Landis helped legitimise the authority of the state to intervene in capital markets, despite a judiciary…