With a stroke of a pen the Union government outlawed the enslavement of 4 million people. The truth was that the war was not going well for the North and they had to pass the Emancipation Proclamation in order to win.
With the ending of the ban on women in combat, the discussion on women's equality is taking an interesting turn.
Forty years. Damn it's been a long time.
Events in recent days between Israel and the Hamas-led government in Gaza show the danger of Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu's refusal to work seriously toward the resolution of Palestinian grievances.
I thought I knew about legendary civil rights activists Carl and Anne Braden before I saw this documentary. I was very wrong.
As we celebrate Independence Day, it is worth remembering how important documents are to us - and where the authority for those documents comes from.
The ruling sends a signal to the right wing and lawmakers in Arizona, Alabama and elsewhere that state laws, recently put on the books for racist and political reasons across this country, are unconstitutional.
President Barack Obama: "I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."