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Articles with keyword "politics"

detail of a mural inside Hollins Market in Baltimore


H. L. Mencken Loved to Cover Political Conventions but Had Little Faith in Voters

Mencken was the poet laureate of political conventions.

Tom Bradley with crowd


Tom Bradley’s Los Angeles

Los Angeles elected its first black mayor with a multicultural coalition.

Alan Kahan


Impertinent Questions with Alan Kahan

Tocqueville is still trenchant.

Jules Witcover


Impertinent Questions with Jules Witcover

NEH-funded book on veeps.

Injured troops from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry


How the GI Bill Became Law in Spite of Some Veterans’ Groups

The G.I. BIll represented a new deal for veterans

Don Pepe” and Henrietta Figueres, 1942


First Lady of the Revolution

An Alabama girl married into a revolution in Costa Rica.

"I ask no quarter and I fear no foe." —William Goebel, 1899


The Late Governor Goebel

Governor Goebel: He fought, killed, and was killed.


New Perspectives on the Cold War

Historian Melvyn Leffler talks about perceptions and misperceptions of the Cold War.


Margaret Sanger's "Deeds of Terrible Virtue"

A new film tells how Sanger broke taboos and paved the way for birth control reform.


Threads of the Imagination

Ghanaian kente cloth has become a symbol of pride and identity around the world.