Maternity leave as we know it today may have its origins in turn-of-the-century French militarism.
Adequate legal counsel is not provided to many of the poor accused of crimes.
The voting patterns of actual independents have long been a topic of study. Who are they, and how do they actually vote?
The recent Gawker vs. Hogan spat is the latest in the long history of journalism, free speech, gossip, and the law.
The greater the inequality of a society, the greater the risk of authoritarianism.
Donald Trump's controversial racial rhetoric and mostly white supporters lead us to ask what whiteness means to white people?
Arguments in support of the minimum wage over the last century have ranged from social justice to increased worker efficiency.
What does the research say about welfare encouraging single parenting, as conservative critics have long charged?
The role of the First Lady is undefined and dependent on the woman in the role, but it's a politically fraught one for all of them.
National parks and monuments have always been controversial, opposed by ranchers, farmers, resource, extractors, and small government conservatives.