In 1894, the Wilson-Gorman tariff imposed the first peacetime income tax of 2 percent on income over $4000, affecting fewer than one in ten households at that time.
"DoD spending on service contracts is closing in on $200 billion annually; already, it is more than double the cost of the Department's entire civilian workforce."
The poverty and suffering of Guatemalans, and especially indigenous Guatemalans, is rooted in long term U.S. policy in the region.
President Obama has asked Congress to delay a vote on authorizing a U.S. attack on Syria, and Americans opposed to the attack emphasize the importance of continuing public pressure on Congress and the White House for a diplomatic solution.
Up to 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted last year, according to a troubling new estimate, which comes just days after the Air Force's head of sexual assault prevention was arrested for groping a woman.
W.E.B. Du Bois was an early proponent of Pan-Africanism and helped organize several Pan-African Congresses to free African colonies from European powers. The first of those was on Feb. 19,1919.
Of the more than 500 uncommitted voters polled after viewing last night's presidential debate, 53% said President Barack Obama won, while only 23% gave it to GOP opponent Mitt Romney.
A young Marine from Oak Cliff found out, a week after being deployed to Afghanistan, that his father had been deported to Mexico!
The first to do so was Opha Mae Johnson.
They protested the killing of 17 civilians by a U.S. soldier earlier in the month and other atrocities against Afghan civilians, and demanded an end to nearly eleven years of war.