Stumped as to what to buy for that nephew who can name every president or the uncle with maps all over the house? Here are some of the best of the season's new geography and history books, from a history of both Bush presidencies to the latest edition of the magnificent Oxford world atlas.
President Obama is hitting the road in North Carolina and Virginia to push his jobs plan and slam Republicans for opposing it. He would also very much like to win those states again next fall.
The world would still be flat if exploration were up to people like me. I'll be playing in Turkey Bowl No. 40 this year in my hometown of Cleveland. Yet the impetus to strike out is central to Americans' pursuit of happiness. Just remember: Wherever you go, there you are.
Republicans and Democrats are at it again. A dispute over air service subsidies for 13 rural communities has left the FAA without a funding extension. Thousands of workers are affected.
Christian traditionalists see American freedom as derived from Christian faith. That flies in the face of the historical record – and it distorts today's political debates.
The History channel’s 'America: The Story of Us' premiers its six-part series this Sunday.
Barbaric laws about AIDS mean Darren Chiacchia could spend up to 30 years in jail for exposing his partner to HIV without revealing his condition.
Selections from 85 immigrants tell what it means to become an American.