Efforts like reducing carbon emissions are important to fight climate change, but cities should also be looking at how they can reinforce roads, stabilize electric grids and use new technologies to build resilient communities.
Confronting the harsh legacy of Indian Boarding Schools, the United States has taken steps to establish a Native American Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It’s a move that’s long overdue.
Now a federal holiday, the roots of Juneteenth are based in local, grass-roots celebrations dating back to the Civil War. Once nearly forgotten, the rebirth of Juneteenth speaks to America’s ongoing struggle for racial equality.
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on Capitol held two prime-time televised hearings so far. Dismissed by some as show trials, these hearings may test the medium’s ability to capture the nation’s attention.
The 27 words of the Second Amendment are among the most bedeviling words of the U.S. Constitution: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
It remains to be seen whether events in Uvalde, Texas will spur Congress into action, but a new report makes it clear that states can play a much bigger role in combating gun violence.
As the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in approaches, a recent book charts the transformation of the Nixon administration’s bungled burglary into a wake-up call to how far a criminal administration would go to hang on to power.
Started by Jerry Brown nearly 50 years ago, the CCC is a rock-solid model for programs that combine workforce development, public service and pushback against climate change.
A historian explores three myths about the Supreme Course: court packing, judicial review and meeting the expectations of the appointing presidents. They are not what you thought they were.
Housing costs were rising faster than income before historic inflation made things worse. The CEO of Habitat for Humanity blueprints what local governments can do to ease the current crisis.
Historian Joanne Freeman tells us about the past history of violence in our Capitol and what brought it about.
The rules for conducting elections aren’t the only thing being debated in Republican-dominated state legislatures. Some want more control over the entire process. The resulting bills reflect a growing loss of trust in democratic systems.