Voters will for the first time be required to show photo identification this summer in recall elections seeking to unseat several Republican legislators.
Playwright Tom Jacobson takes a Howard Zinn-like "people's history" look at Los Angeles, revealing a little-known pogrom against L. A.'s then-200 inhabitants of Chinese ancestry.
Re-electing Obama in 2012, preserving unions and public services, defeating racism, advocating for LGBT rights, fighting for a massive jobs program and ending the wars overseas are must win battles.
The history of sugar is a fascinating, complicated and ongoing journey that takes us through the brutal depths of slavery to the heights of resistance and abolition, to the ingenuity of invention from Hershey's milk chocolate to Brazil's biofuels.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Freedom Rides, which contributed mightily to breaking the back of legal segregation in the South.