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How a flu virus shut down the US economy in 1872...

Ernest Freeberg, University of Tennessee In 1872 the U.S. economy was growing as the young nation industrialized and expanded westward. Then in the autumn, a...

Celebrating Sister Ardeth Platte, anti-nuclear activist and ‘peacemaker in a hostile...

Carole Sargent, Georgetown University To Sister Ardeth Platte, who died on Sept. 30 at 84, antinuclear activism was a form of public worship. Explaining to a...

Let’s call athletes ‘workers,’ and let’s call these NBA protests what...

Abraham I. Khan, Pennsylvania State University The Milwaukee Bucks’ startling refusal to take to the court for their NBA playoff game on Aug. 26 was...

Abolishing child labor took the specter of ‘white slavery’ and the...

Betsy Wood, Hudson County Community College Today, U.S. laws and regulations bar kids under the age of 14 from working in most industries. Children under...

What will student protests look like when classes are online?

Johnathan Flowers, Worcester State University; April Logan, Salisbury University, and Samuel Abrams, Sarah Lawrence College Editor’s note: Campus protests have become a mainstay in American...

Police unions are one of the biggest obstacles to transforming policing

Jill McCorkel, Villanova University Protesters and community organizers are increasingly calling for defunding and disbanding the police as a way to end police violence. Advocates argue...

How much credit should corporations get for the advancement of LGBTQ...

Nick Lehr, The Conversation Gay pride parades increasingly include marchers representing corporations, from defense contractor Raytheon to telecommunications conglomerate Comcast. During the most recent Pride...

Why ‘acting locally’ is impossible in an interconnected world

Jennifer M. Bernstein, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Like many Americans, I worry about the state of the...

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Brain activity predicts which mice will become compulsive drinkers

Cody A. Siciliano, Vanderbilt University Some individuals consume alcohol their entire adult life without developing an alcohol use disorder. Others, however, quickly transition to compulsive...