The public has a right to know what kind of monitoring the government is doing, and there should be a public discussion of the appropriate trade-offs between law enforcement and privacy rights.
'Hard Times' does not romanticize the Depression, but at least a few of Mr. Terkel's subjects managed to find silver linings.
Gun violence in the U.S. is an epidemic.
As long as there have been elections, there have been attempts to keep eligible people from voting.
When tulip mania dies down, all that remains are pretty flowers. When bubbles burst, nothing is left but soapy residue. But the Internet revolution, for all its speculative excesses, really is changing the world.
The Enron scandal is worthy of the highest level of scrutiny, both because of the enormity of the crimes that may have been committed and because of what the largest bankruptcy in American history has already begun to reveal about the weaknesses in our nation's corporate structures and regulatory oversight.
There was a rule, back when I was an education lawyer in Alabama, about visiting public schools: always go on a rainy day so you can see how badly the roofs leak.
For people worried about the Great Recession and the uncertainty of what is coming next, the characters of 'Mad Men' are good company.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the major achievement of President Obama's first term.
If we are going to have self-driving cars, the technical specifications should be quite precise.