White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her job, and two media scholars reflect on the career of the very first press secretary – a model of openness who respected news reporters.
While negotiating the end of the First World War at the Versailles Peace Conference, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson collapsed. Was it a neurological disorder associated with the Spanish Flu?
President Trump says an alliance with Saudi Arabia is necessary, despite evidence the country's crown prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Treaty of Versailles is often named as the main cause of World War II. But this is an overly simple explanation.
Forged documents were used by the US government 100 years ago to justify hostile actions against Russia. All but one US newspaper accepted the government's propaganda. The lessons for today are stark.
US law limits public employees' political activity. But in today's hyperpartisan political world, it's getting harder for public employees to navigate between professional neutrality and politics.
The original arguments Congress made for 'springing ahead' have been thoroughly debunked. So why are they still being used by legislators today?
America finds itself in uncharted territory under Donald Trump – not least when it comes to climate change and Israel policy.
Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
Why would McConnell push a vote to repeal Obamacare when he knows it won't pass? It's not as crazy as it sounds.
The 28th president's ideology has never really gone away.
An executive order signed in 1917 created what's been called 'the nation's first ministry of information.' The media are still feeling its impact.
During the war, fear of being undermined by the enemy sparked restrictions on freedom of speech. As a result, thousands of Americans were prosecuted.
Wilson coined the phrase 'America First' and appealed for 'peace without victory.' But on April 2, 1917 he asked Congress for a declaration of war. The impact on American foreign policy was profound.
A century ago, American women organized to protest World War I. The fact that their efforts failed isn't the most important point.
In this year's election, the system of majority voting didn't allow voters to express their opinions adequately. If they had, the choice would have been between Kasich and Sanders.
The word may be new, but the first time the 'birther' political ploy was used was in the 1916 presidential elections.
In 2015 Princeton University investigated President Woodrow Wilson's legacy of prejudice. A historian looks at the widespread racism in the American progressive movement of the early 20th century.
A former activist turned professor says previous student movements may have opened the door for people of color to have greater opportunity but fell short of changing the power structure.
Candidates beware! History suggests that book writing presidents are not necessarily the best presidents.