Exactly 100 years ago the world was reminded yet again that war — declared or undeclared — is in many ways a chronicle of disastrous assumptions and unpleasant surprises.
Challenges abound, but the trajectory is plain.
The usual explanation for the academic achievement gap is that blacks come from a lower socioeconomic background and their schools have fewer resources. But research finds the problem transcends class and its roots lie elsewhere.
Prospects for the humanities can be more promising than ever.
We will never attain certainty about our concerns, but with care and luck we approach it by increments. Above all, we learn to be skeptical of grand visions and their visionaries.
One of the supreme engineering feats of the early 20th century, the canal has been an immense boon to shipping and of major geopolitical benefit to the United States.
One factor that is often overlooked in the debate over causes of income inequality is a shift in the distribution of working hours. The rich now work more than the poor.
The 130-year-old Metropolitan Opera is under threat from unions – and philanthropists.
During the last few weeks, one’s confidence about the essential unimportance of sports has been cast into the shadows of doubt.
The next time the United States is compelled to try to rescue and rehabilitate a broken nation, Washington needs to pay as much attention to building free markets as to holding free elections.
'The first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created people in the history of the world.'
The home refrigerator, a vital but modest technology, is 100 years old.
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed one of the most significant pieces of legislation in American history.
One can argue that, from the Tea Party point of view, if the establishment refuses to address the government-by-cronyism issue, then upsetting the table is the right move.
Aereo’s system was a case of legal engineering rather than technical ingenuity.
A new EPA rule is a disaster for farmers and the traditional understanding of the relationship between the federal government and the states.
As much as I’ve grown to love hockey, I can’t bring myself to watch the ongoing Stanley Cup finals.
Seventy years ago, our nation led the Western World to a costly victory over tyranny in what was the greatest military undertaking in history.
One way to turn probable pick-ups into a 1994-style rout this midterm would be for the Republicans to, once again, nationalize the election with a new Contract with America, positioning themselves credibly as the party of real reform.
The playoffs — there's something, to the averagely insane sports fan, magical in that phrase.