The midterm elections revealed something many already knew: the U.S. is deeply divided. What lessons can be learned from previous periods when that was the case?
The World Bank estimates there could be more than 140 million "climate migrants" by 2050.
Historians Brian Balogh and Nathan Connolly join us for a look back at the U.N., as the United Nations General Assembly meets this week.
Except for iPads and smartphones, it can feel like little about school is new.
The strike was mostly organized by inmates themselves. Protesters are pushing a list of demands including "an immediate end to prison slavery."
Although climate change is still a relatively new phrase to many, its debate and denial in the U.S. stretches back a long time.
The word "secret" has crept its way into headline after headline since President Trump took office. But secrets in U.S. governance stretch back to the country's founding.
Nowadays, the beach is synonymous with enjoyable, sandy getaways. But for Colonial Americans, the shoreline was a dangerous, untamable landscape.
Just because a president nominates a justice doesn't always mean they'll make it to the bench.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited Romans 13 in his defense of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy last week.
President Trump says he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself if he's indicted as part of the special counsel's Russia investigation.
Vacation was originally about rest, historian Nathan Connolly says. Today, people seek to improve themselves while taking a break from the daily grind.
President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal is raising questions about what comes next. The past may shed some light on the answer.
For years, employees across the public sector have seen a decline in benefits and pay, raising questions about the impact on the larger middle class.
Privacy has long been a fundamental tenet of American life.
Cinderella stories and dark horses are a theme in American life — and not just in sports.
Tension has long played a role in the relationships between presidents and cabinet officials.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are leading a movement for gun changes that has echoes of the past.
In 1936, Adolf Hitler tried to use the games in Berlin to showcase what he believed was racial superiority.
Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd explores the evolution of the State of the Union with historians Ed Ayers and Brian Balogh, co-hosts of the podcast BackStory.