The late Howard Zinn: "The idea that the US was an empire did not occur to me until after I finished my work as a bombardier with the Eighth Air Force in World War II."
A September 17 Supreme Court ruling declared unconstitutional articles of the elections act that allow corporate donations to election campaigns.
James Cersonsky is a labor and education reporter and an editor at StudentNation. He directs an action research program connecting students with neighborhood history. Find him on Twitter @cersonsky.