Tagged: politics

Who was Ariel Sharon?

The former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has died at the age of 85, eight years after a severe stroke left him in a persistent vegetative state. We take a look at the man responsible for some of the most controversial political and military decisions in Israeli history, decisions that will continue to shape the political landscape of the region for many years to come.

New Laws You Need To Know About In 2014

Dozens of new laws that affect you are going into effect in states across the U.S. come 2014. The provisions run the gamut from tanning salons to texting and driving to a higher minimum wage.

New year, new laws.

Mapping The Forced Removal Of Native Americans

The question of how Native American tribes might “fit in” to the newly-formed United States had been on the minds of US political leaders since its infancy. Up until Andrew Jackson’s presidency, it was Thomas Jefferson’s view–that, as long as these tribes assimilated or became “civilized”, they would be permitted to remain east of the Mississippi River–reigned supreme.