Over the years, tax policy has been a key tool in keeping the safety net that protects the nation's poor intact.
An expert on the history of skin color in societies proposes retiring race as a topic for science research. Her idea echos awareness of the changing notion of race, which may help end racism.
On the 50th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson's 'war on poverty,' government must beef up efforts to support family stability, beyond financial means.
JFK biographer Robert Dallek discusses the Bay of Pigs, Kennedy's relationship with his vice-president, and what we can learn from his life.
Suspicions about 'the official story' – whether concerning the JFK assassination, Obama's birthplace, or Bush's 'real' role in 9/11 – seem to proliferate in America. At the root of it all, perhaps: distrust of government.