Sanders campaigning in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 2015

What Is Democratic Socialism?

Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist, but just what is democratic socialism and where did it come from?
Thomas P. Gore

Senator Thomas Gore, Grandfather of Gore Vidal

Thomas Gore was a senator from Oklahoma. His isolationism philosophy may have been his greatest legacy to his grandson, Gore Vidal.
Mayor John Lindsay at the first public hearing on proposed executive capital budget.

John Lindsay, Last of the Liberal Republicans

Yes, there was once such a thing as a liberal Republican. We take a look at the rise and fall of John Lindsay, former Mayor of New York.
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Preventing Nuclear Terrorism

The fight for nuclear non-proliferation by state and non-state actors alike.

Brainwashing, Mind Control, and American Paranoia

During the Cold War, Americans believed the Soviets and Communist China had developed brainwashing techniques. Then it came to America.
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A Muslim Shouldn’t Be President? We Said That About Catholics, Too

Ben Carson's remarks on whether or not a Muslim should be President of the United States is put into context. We've seen this before.
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Scott Walker, The Koch Brothers, and the History of Right to Work Laws

The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 gave states the ability to enact right to work laws, granting opponents of unions the ability to institute open-shop laws.
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The Club for Growth and Political Polarization

Organized groups have arisen to enforce "party purity" and wider political polarization in American politics.

Who Opposes Gun Control?

People who oppose gun control tend to be white, male, Protestant, and living in the West, Mountain states, or South.
"Nagasakibomb" by Charles Levy from one of the B-29 Superfortresses used in the attack.  <a href="http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-163.jpg" target="_blank">National Archives image (208-N-43888)</a>. Licensed under <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nagasakibomb.jpg#/media/File:Nagasakibomb.jpg" target="_blank">Public Domain via Commons</a>

The Decision to Drop the A-Bomb

Questioning why the U.S. dropped the a-bomb on Japan.