Election officials have little control over election rules. They’re not lawmakers. But they are under enormous demand, poorly paid and sometimes have their lives threatened.
Satellites can offer forecasters a basic view, but hurricane hunters flying into the storm itself can really pick the hurricane apart.
The majority of front-line Ukrainians surveyed viewed the idea of Russia keeping seized Ukrainian lands as “absolutely unacceptable.”
Without Mikhail Gorbachev the political changes surrounding South Africa would not have taken place, and without them it is unlikely that De Klerk would have moved as he did, unbanning the ANC and freeing Mandela.
RIP Medical Debt is freeing patients of medical debt, thousands of people at a time—buying bundles of delinquent hospital bills and then simply erasing the obligation to repay them.
Nichelle Nichols almost left Star Trek during the original seasons due to racist harassment at the studio. But a fan, Dr. Martin Luther King, saying that Star Trek was the only TV show he approved of—because of her role—convinced her to stay.
Doomed Jewish doctors trapped in the infamous Warsaw Ghetto in WWII conducted detailed research on the effects of starvation on the human body, and their research survived despite being forbidden by the Nazis.
The story of Rosie Greenstein, The Redhead of Auschwitz shows the power of a single person's decision to survive no matter what.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke accused Texas' GOP leaders of "doing nothing and offering us nothing" in the wake of the massacre at Robb Elementary School.
Comic scribe Toby Morton has become a growing (or groaning) thorn in the side of Ultra-MAGA politicians with his own versions of their campaign websites.
A whistleblower says a plan to build a grain elevator on an old plantation would disrupt important historical sites, including possibly unmarked graves of enslaved people, and that her cultural resource management firm tried to bury her findings.
There is a big difference between Alison Janey's portrayal of a brilliant press secretary and Jen Psaki's performance of her job: Jen Psaki's responses were all her own and not the product of a well-written script, hashed out and rehearsed before hand.