Aided by a Republican Congress and bitterly divided Democratic Party, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act.
The building of a mass movement on the scale of the 1930s or 1960s is a complicated process, despite the many-sided problems today's movement has the potential to eclipse them.
The idea of a memorial to Dr. King was first proposed 27 years ago. His monument is the first on the National Mall not dedicated to a president.
Beer has a history of working-class identity and is now experiencing a revolution of its own, on the microbiological level.
Rebel troops have broken through to Tripoli, the Libyan capital. The NATO intervention has been decisive, and that should trouble us.
For a while, it looked like the victim might have her day in court, and win justice.
Among the 59 short films screened at the Traverse City Film Festival, the title that attracted the most attention was "Jesus Was a Commie," directed by the accomplished actor Matthew Modine.
One of the most remarkable features will be a special reading of Nor Iron Bars, which incorporates social realism, regionalism and agitation.
"Shared sacrifice" has become a key talking point among many top politicians opposing the Republican Party's defense of the super-rich and refusal to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire.
John Pietaro, a labor organizer and musician, along with poets and activists John and Steve Bloom, brought the festival to New York City last year from Beacon, N.Y., where it originated.