The Golden Age of Political Cartoons
Does it sometimes seem as if our political culture is a political cartoon?
How Important is the New Hampshire Primary Anyway?
Once considered essential, winning the New Hampshire primary is no longer indicative of who will become the next President.
Where the “Well Regulated Militia” Clause Came From
The ideological roots of the concept of militias in America stretch back into English history.
How We Perceive Climate Change: A Global Analysis
A country to country analysis of how global populations perceive the threat of climate change.
The History of the Euthanasia Movement
The idea that death should be merciful is not new. Around 1800, pioneers of euthanasia pulled on the legs of those who'd been hanged to hasten their deaths.
The Darker Side of Prohibition
During Prohibition, industrial-grade alcohol cost hundreds of American lives. The Coolidge administration encouraged its circulation.
Do Laws Protect Abortion Clinics From Violence?
The research surveys whether state laws protecting abortion clinics have deterred pro-life activists from committing acts of violence.
Deportation: A History
Operation Wetback was another example of deportation being used as a social and political method of control.
What Does the Word “Propaganda” Mean?
It has been put to many uses.
The Return of Debtors’ Prisons
New lawsuits allege that court officials are jailing people who fall behind on payment of court fees and fines, leading to a resurgence of debtors' prisons.