National Security Archive v. Central Intelligence Agency
Allen Mikaelian | Aug 5, 2014On May 20, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that the Central Intelligence Agency did not have to release the last volume of its own in...
Cuban Memory Wars
Michael J. Bustamante | Aug 4, 2014Two days after the calamitous Bay of Pigs invasion ended in Cuban exile defeat, a group of well-known Cuban journalists began interviewing captives of...
Black Holes in the Predecisional Universe: Agencies Gain a New Justification for Secrecy
Nate Jones | Aug 4, 2014The National Security Archive was disappointed, but not surprised, that in a two-to-one decision the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, in May 2014, agreed ...
CIA’s Draft History of the Bay of Pigs: The Inside Story
Ken McDonald | Aug 4, 2014In late 1984, not long before he retired from the CIA, Jack Pfeiffer filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the CIA to release the clas...
Birth Control and Hobby Lobby
Jean Baker | Jul 23, 2014As Americans contemplate the implications of the recent judgment in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, most con...
Historians Weigh in on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
Allen Mikaelian | Jul 3, 2014Guided by the conviction that history and historical thinking can help illuminate just about any con...
Cultural Divisions Take Center Stage
Alonzo Hamby | Jul 3, 2014A historian whose work has been primarily engaged with New Deal-Fair Deal liberalism will likely vie...
“We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident, That All Corporations Are Created Equal.”
John Fea | Jul 3, 2014What is a person? Is a corporation a person? And if a corporation is a person, is it afforded religi...
Property v. Liberty: The Supreme Court’s Radical Break with Its Historical Treatment of Corporations
Ruth H. Bloch and Naomi R. Lamoreaux | Jul 3, 2014In their briefs to the Supreme Court, counsel for Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Conestoga Wood Speci...