Did Barack Obama Deserve the Nobel Prize?
Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. He took the award not as a reward for accomplishments but as a "call to action."
The 19th-Century Activist Who Tried to Transform Teaching
Margaret Haley argued for unionization, insisting that “there is no possible conflict between the interest of the child and the interest of the teacher.”
The Confirmation of Louis D. Brandeis
Louis D. Brandeis was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice a century ago. The protracted nomination process may sound familiar.
The Long Prelude to the Fight for 15
Arguments in support of the minimum wage over the last century have ranged from social justice to increased worker efficiency.
On Men and Women’s Public Speech
What we call “eloquence” in public speech is, essentially, code for values associated with masculinity.