The former first lady was notably eager to learn about people she didn’t understand—and recognize she might have been wrong about them.
J. Marion Sims’s advances in medical science were made through experimentation on enslaved women.
In many states, the most important policy changes this year won’t come from legislation, but from ballot initiatives.
Last weekend, the first part of the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took place in Indio, California, headlined by Beyoncé.
In 2012, Kansas passed one of the largest income tax cuts in the state’s history. Today, it serves as a cautionary tale.
I recall the first time I heard someone in New York talk excitedly about plans to “go to Coachella.”…
A few days ago, for no intended reason, I came across this remarkable off-the-cuff essay from back in 2011 by…
After nearly 17 years of war, service members have seen plenty of patriotic displays but little public debate about why they’re fighting.
African Americans in the same neighborhoods decimated by subprime lending are now being targeted with new predatory loan offerings, a lawsuit argues.
Relatives of the makers of OxyContin claim they have never benefited from money tied to the painkiller. A court document suggests otherwise.
As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress, the cultural attitude toward technology is dramatically shifting.
An emotional film gets up close and personal with a family torn apart by recidivism.
The Georgia congressman on what it was like to know the iconic activist
Five days after King was assassinated, his “spiritual mentor” Benjamin Mays delivered a eulogy for his former student.
Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I've Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis, one day before his assassination. After this champion of nonviolent protest was murdered, riots broke out in more than 100 cities across the U.S.
“A Freedom Budget for All Americans” proposed spending billions of federal dollars to provide jobs and basic welfare to all citizens.
In early 1968, the activist planned a massive protest in the nation’s capital.
Martin Luther King Jr. on what sparked the violent urban riots of the “long hot summer” of 1967
The nation’s problem isn’t that we don’t have enough money. It’s that we don’t have the moral capacity to face what ails society.
In 1967, the civil-rights leader foresaw that white resistance to racial equality would stiffen as activists’ economic agenda grew more ambitious.
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed, and then America created a version of him that it could love.