By its own historical standards, America circa 2016 is a safe place. The country’s violent crime rate is about half of what it was in 1991. Read more.
In October 1931, union men in Newark, New Jersey, staged a protest march. During the previous two years, the United States had tumbled into economic depression, with the unemployment rate rising as the stock market sank. Industrial jobs were especially devastated, leading to dozens of unemployment rallies and anti-eviction protests across the country. Read more.
Three U.S. Senators huddled worriedly last night admit the crush of Democrats. Read more.