"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.
"Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore 2" by Gage Skidmore. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Donald Trump: The Id of Republican Politics

If Reagan is the Republican super-ego, the father figure that this latest generation looks up to, then Donald Trump is the id of Republican politics.

The Voting Rights Act at 50

Passage of the act was paved by the sacrifices of Civil Rights activists, especially those who had recently put their bodies on the line at Selma, Alabama.

The IMF in Context

Governments and the IMF enter into an agreement for shadier reasons.

Six Hundred Years of Government Intervention in the Labor Markets

A Harvard law professor argues that the laissez-faire era in the 19th century represented a blip in a long history of powerful labor regulations.

Is Negative Political Campaigning Really So Bad?

The conventional wisdom about negative political campaigning is that it's ugly and destructive. But is it effective?

Two Hundred Thirty-Nine Years of Money in Politics

A brief history of money in politics and the ethics of political campaign spending.

Why Antitrust Progressives Didn’t Curb the Power of Big Business

The limits of Progressive ideology in curbing antitrust practices in the U.S.

Could Day Fines Improve the U.S. Justice System?

Are day fines a possible solution for the U.S. criminal justice system?

Politics and PEN

Some prominent writers have withdrawn from the PEN American Center's annual gala because of the organization's decision to give Charlie Hebdo an award.