Philosophers who argue that reason defines truth face resistance from those who value tradition, culture, and faith
Hoping to smash the entire Union Navy, the Confederacy tried to buy the most lethal fleet afloat
Parties have used lame-duck judicial appointments to advance their agendas since Marbury and Madison were pups
Justices label corporations as 'citizens,' making it easier to sue businesses
'Special Agent' Anthony Comstock took reporters along when he raided purveyors of porn and prophylactics
In 1777, a high-born wife takes her youngsters to North America to find her husband, a German officer fighting under British command. What could go wrong?
President George Washington happily agreed to Congress' request for a national day of thanksgiving in 1789. His opponents declared that he'd overstepped his constitutional bounds.
"Major" Taylor was the best bicycle rider of his time, but his career was badly undermined by Jim Crow
The Sage of Baltimore thought his countrymen's beliefs were worthy of a less-evolved species, and told them so
Micromanaging madman's meddling ruined baseball's best team