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A Century of Political Spin

by David Greenberg

Since the days of Teddy Roosevelt, presidents have been using tools like photo ops, speechwriting and polling—and often for their biggest achievements

Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president

by Mary Brigid McManamon

When discussing the meaning of a constitutional term, it is important to go beyond secondary sources and look to the law itself. And on this issue, the law is clear: The framers of the Constitution required the president of the United States to be born in the United States.

Karl Rove is a bad historian: Race, the South and the real story he doesn’t tell about William McKinley and 1896

by Daniel Schlozman

We've all seen Megyn Kelly bring reality to Rove's election projections. Time to bring some to his history book.

Sorry, Ranchers, You’re Actually Big-Time Government Moochers

by Josh Zeitz

What Ammon Bundy doesn’t get about U.S. history.

A history of dope, in black and white

by Jonathan Zimmerman

Drug laws have been based less on the damage drugs do than on who is using them

More ‘Progressive’ Than Thou

by Beverly Gage

When Washington reformers became ‘liberals,’ ‘progressives’ in turn became more radical.

A Hydrogen Bomb by Any Other Name

by Alex Wellerstein

Did North Korea detonate a hydrogen bomb? The answer may depend on how we define the term, in all its political messiness.

Desert Storm Anniversary Reminds Us that Even Victorious Wars Are Problematic

by Ivan Eland

As the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm rolls around, historians are finally beginning to question whether this short-term victory was really a long-term triumph.

Who Should Control the West?

by Patricia Nelson Limerick

Democracy’s Challenge to the Needs of Conservation

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