July 24, 2015 -
Since a white supremacist who waved the Confederate flag gunned down nine African Americans in a Charleston church last month, battles have raged across the South over the future of Confederate monuments. Some Confederate apologists are claiming that a 1958 law gives Confederate veterans, and thus the monuments to them, equal status to U.S. veterans and their memorials. They're wrong.
October 29, 2012 -
The authors of the 1968 Fair Housing Act wanted to reverse decades of government-fostered segregation. But presidents from both parties declined to enforce a law that stirred vehement opposition.
August 2, 2012 -
This week Congress passed a bill to help Marines and their family members sickened by pollution at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina -- one of the worst cases of drinking water contamination in U.S. history. But the fight for justice is not over yet.
May 31, 2012 -
Research by the Urban Institute finds a high rate of veterans who lack insurance in states like Louisiana that have been slow to implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act.