The riddle of the New Deal’s attitude toward segregation can only be unraveled by examining the fundamental nature of the capitalist state.
Colin Gordon is a professor of history at the University of Iowa and the author, most recently, of Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality.
Seventy years ago, the Taft-Hartley Act ushered in “right-to-work” laws and imposed draconian restrictions on workers' rights. The labor movement still hasn’t recovered.
In order to win universal health care, we have to understand what — and who — we're up against.
You can't understand the modern right without understanding their fundamental contempt for democracy.
How regional inequities and a local fiscal crisis conspired to kill Michael Brown two years ago today.