In 1866, Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to a bill requiring 40 acre plots be parceled out to former slaves from both confiscated and public land in the former slave South.
Don't look now, but the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency may be back to its old tricks.
Over their careers, construction workers have a one in 200 chance of dying on the job, five times what the government considers the "significant" risk.
Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.