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50 Years Ago, Americans Fired Their Dysfunctional Congress

by Julian E. Zelizer

Like Obama, JFK and LBJ found their agendas stymied by a hostile Congress, until American voters stepped in to demand change.

The Power of Congress

by Sam Tanenhaus

Before L.B.J., progressives saw bipartisanship as a blight. What happened?

Here’s What Happened The One Time When The U.S. Had Universal Childcare

by Bryce Covert

Nothing before or since has been like the Lanham Act, though you probably haven’t heard of it.

Meet the Black Architect Who Designed Duke University 37 Years Before He Could Have Attended It

by Rachel B. Doyle

In 1902, when Julian F. Abele graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in architecture, he was the school's first-ever black graduate.

Obama's Legacy: History Will Be Very Kind

by Jonathan Chait

And if it's not, it will be for a highly ironic reason.

Terror in Paris - An Analysis

by Lawrence Davidson

Is there a way out of this vicious cycle - one that might also uphold a broad and truly universal standard for freedom of speech?

Netanyahu Imported by GOP to ensure Iran War

by Juan Cole

The reason for bringing Netanyahu is that Boehner wants to craft a super-majority in Congress that can over-ride Obama’s veto of new sanctions on Iran.

In Defense of Europe's So-called Far Right

by Daniel Pipes

Rather than engage in name-calling and attempts at exclusion, established institutions should encourage the populist parties to moderate, become more sophisticated, and fully participate in the political process.

Why Did Winston Churchill lose the 1945 election?

by Alun Wyburn-Powell

Winston Churchill is remembered as a highly successful politician, but his record at the ballot box was far more checkered than many might think.

When Lincoln's State of the Union Leaked

by Burt Solomon

Someone close to Lincoln gave excerpts to the press, and the new president scrambled to avoid a very public humiliation.

Who Regrets Slavery? Not Steve Scalise

by Martin Longman

The third-ranking member of the House Republican leadership didn’t just attend a neo-Nazi conference in 2002, he also led opposition to a 1996 resolution in the state House that expressed mere “regret” for the institution of slavery.

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