Economist Todd Buchholz rails against what America has become: a people who want everything but aren’t willing to pay for it. In “The Price of Prosperity,” he suggests that wealthy nations such as the U.S. inflict harm on themselves, even…
By PBS NewsHour
Some Arab and Muslim Americans say that they face more prejudice now than in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
By Kamala Kelkar
John Brehm wrote the poem “Fourth of July” about a soldier who tried to brush burning embers off his chest, only to discover he was missing his right arm.
By Mary Jo Brooks
The school board in Jefferson County, Colo., voted last night to draw more community members into the course review process amid a debate over history curriculum that has led more than 1,000 students to walk out of class.
By Corinne Segal
When the College Board established new national standards for Advanced Placement U.S. History courses, conservative members of the school board in Jefferson County, Colorado, called for changes to their local curriculum to promote patriotism and the free enterprise system and…
In other news Thursday, Americans in the U.S. and abroad celebrated the Fourth of July, the Statue of Liberty reopened for the first time since Hurricane Sandy and President Barack Obama thanked U.S. troops for their service. Also, fire crews…
Heat and hardship didn't stop Americans from celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday with parades barbecues and fireworks. But prolonged power outages, record high temperatures and wildfires made it a challenging Fourth of July for many. Gwen Ifill reports.
During recent speeches at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama exchanged attacks on Iraq policy and military experience. Kwame Holman reports on the latest news from the campaign trail.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama's longtime pastor, defended the fiery sermons that have become an issue on the campaign trail Monday and criticized what he called an "attack on the black church." A panel of columnists and analysts discuss…
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