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.
During Prohibition, industrial-grade alcohol cost hundreds of American lives. The Coolidge administration encouraged its circulation.
The research surveys whether state laws protecting abortion clinics have deterred pro-life activists from committing acts of violence.
Operation Wetback was another example of deportation being used as a social and political method of control.
It has been put to many uses.
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.
Judging from his public speeches, Franklin D. Roosevelt--aka FDR--may have been our most religious 20th century President.
The majority of campaign donors live in just five percent of the country's zip codes. Here is where they ideologically stand on issues.
Bernie Sanders cites Denmark's social welfare programs as a model. We turn to socialism and see whether he's right.
How partisanship shapes voter decision-making and turnout.