Earlier this year, I followed Senator Joe Manchin to town hall meetings with constituents in southern West Virginia to see how voters were reacting to his role in pushing for expanded background checks for gun purchases. What I found, on the whole, was that voters weren’t that exercised about guns.
For the first time, activists are seeking to create new obstacles at the local level.
Mel Lastman made racist remarks, fathered love children, and threatened reporters—and Toronto loved him.
Remembering the ferment in the "City of Hate"
The extremists who made Dallas "The City of Hate"
"Treason!" "Socialism!" America's extremists, then and now, remain awfully similar
Conflicted about Keystone? Consider the horrific impact of an oil spill in Arkansas.
Here's something to keep in mind before choosing sides in the Keystone pipeline debate.
A prominent historian on the politician behind the oratory
Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. In this 2009 essay, historian Sean Wilentz argues that we have let Lincoln's feats of oratory—like the Gettysburg Address—overshadow his political achievements.
The New Republic covers the assassination of JFK
The Cuban leader's reaction is not what you'd expect
A recent Senate vote is good news for those who care about tolerance
People losing their insurance is a bigger story, unfortunately, than people getting insurance for the first time.