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By Lisa Desjardins, Rachel Wellford, Vika Aronson, Erica R. Hendry, Emily Carpeaux
One hundred years after Congress passed the first daylight saving legislation, more and more people are doubting the wisdom of changing the clocks.
By Michael Downing, The Conversation
Republicans in Congress are attempting to overhaul the nation’s tax code, but it’s not an easy task. With the current tax overhaul effort in mind, it’s a good time to look at the United States’ history with taxes, especially income…
By Lisa Desjardins
If the Constitutional Convention had not been held behind closed doors, it’s unlikely that delegates would have agreed on the Constitution, says author Mary Graham of “Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power.” Graham outlines how presidents have…
By Christopher Booker, Connie Kargbo
Last June, Darius Nabors embarked upon a journey: in honor of the National Park Service's 100th birthday, he would explore the country’s 59 national parks in 59 weeks. “I traded the modern conveniences of life...for beautiful sunrises, beautiful sunsets and…
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By Dr. Howard Markel
All during September of 1919, President Woodrow Wilson became thinner, paler and ever more frail. Unfortunately, the president refused to listen to his body. He had too much important work to do.
Historical Views on the Inauguration, a 'Holy Day in Our Civic Religion'…
European Union nations reportedly agreed in principle Wednesday to ban imports of Iranian oil. Margaret Warner discusses mounting tensions between Iran and the West with Haleh Esfandiari of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Karim Sadjadpour of the…
By Larisa Epatko
President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday -- a surprising nod considering it came during the first year of his term. Historian Peniel Joseph describes it as more of an "aspirational award" than a reward for a foreign…
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