Imperialism has left tricky sovereignty questions with which the U.S. Supreme Court is only now reckoning.
How a Miami Vice star and a 30 Rock writer made a nonsense acronym into the entertainment industry’s highest achievement
Fifty years ago, a network of religious leaders helped thousands of women find safe, comfortable ways of having the procedure.
Why presidents have found it so difficult to ask people to just use less
The American bison is the new U.S. national mammal, but its slaughter was once seen as a way to starve Native Americans into submission.
In the second half of the 19th century, political parties played a big role in youth culture, and the high turnout among “virgin” first-time voters could swing elections.
Critics claim the ratings-hungry media is responsible for the rise of his brash, telegenic campaign. History suggests that’s not true.
The Republicans are now going the way of the Whigs—by embracing the politics that helped destroy them.
For Theodore Roosevelt’s supporters, forcibly wresting political control away from the party bosses was always an acceptable option.
The player has been enshrined in basketball’s hall of fame. But what does his legacy really mean?
Isaac Mizrahi, Marc Jacobs, and Ralph Lauren all lent their talents to developing classic WASP style.
Even before women won the right to vote, a slew of films from the early-20th century featured heroines who chased danger and adventure.
Desegregating schools by shuttling kids across town failed. That doesn’t mean the achievability or significance of the original goal must fail, too.
At its core, Barry Goldwater’s campaign threatened blacks’ ability to fully engage in a two-party system.
Whether hosting Hamilton or releasing a pop song, Barack and Michelle have used their celebrity status wisely.
The upcoming biopic about the singer proves that the world still isn’t ready to tell her story.
Del Berg, 100, was one of the Americans who volunteered to fight Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War, and he never stopped fighting for leftist causes.
The Japanese American athlete, who died five years ago, played a significant role in restoring trust between the two countries after World War II.
Don’t blame her for his death, though. The constraints of storytelling sealed his fate.