In an interesting footnote in history, the Ku Klux Klan played an indirect role with a popular independent record company that played a much larger role in the growth of jazz music.
The battle over the legal recreational use of marijuana may be headed to New England, as officials in Colorado and Washington wait to see how the federal government will react to their new pro-pot laws.
Lyle Denniston looks at a judge’s decision to sentence a teen to attend church for 10 years, and why that decision goes against the grain of the Founding Fathers.
The United States Supreme Court has ordered a federal appeals court to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act on religious and equal protection grounds, setting the stage for a new health-care law debate.
If you start seeing new taxes on your online purchases, it’s not a mistake. States are asking some web sellers to collect taxes, despite a Supreme Court ruling. But the issue is far from settled in Congress and the courts.
Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and a look at critical and fan ratings show its on course to be an historical favorite, trailing only one movie.
An Internet marketing machine named Narwhal, used by President Barack Obama to help gain re-election, may be turned loose to help shape the public debate over the upcoming fiscal cliff negotiations.
Once the Supreme Court decides a major case on the constitutionality of using race as a factor in choosing the entering class at public colleges and universities, it will find waiting for it another case.
Outgoing Republican U.S. representative Ron Paul was waded into the secession debate, saying that states have the right to leave the Union, and that the Civil War may not have been “right.”
This week marks the passing of the first man allegedly to be called “president” in the United States. His role in American history remains vague, and the current location of his body is a mystery.