On May 16, 1910, the federal government created the U.S. Bureau of Mines to investigate the terrible conditions that killed thousands of miners a year and to attempt to regulate those conditions. It w
Generally, an advantage of conspiracy theories is that they’re conveniently unfalsifiable, or close to it. Donald Trump, conversely, prefers to deal in specific and easily falsified claims: Wow.
Lamont Perry was almost certainly killed by the police: Accused of violating probation in a misdemeanor assault case, Mr. Perry was chased by parole and local police officers through the dark into a s
Among the biggest battles over pollution right now is around southern California’s enormous warehouses. This deserves attention and our support in the fight for regulation. Now, Southern Califor
Check out this photo-essay of pictures taken from inside San Quentin Prison. Powerful stuff.
Here’s a fascinating interview with the University of Chicago’s Robert Pape, who has been studying the demographics of the people who stormed the Capitol on January 6th: It’s not sur
This is the grave of Jim Fisk. Born in 1835 in Pownal, Vermont, Fisk was a rough kid who ran away from home at the age of 15 to join the circus. He did this for awhile, then took a job in a hotel, and
Kevin McCarthy, the man who ascended to the top of the House Republican conference despite widespread agreement even within that conference that he is an abject moron, appeared with the rest of the ne