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Social Media News: What Historians Are Talking About

This week ... Trump, Trump, and more Trump.

Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

This week ... Samantha Bee on Black History Month, CNN series on past campaigns, Clarence Thomas movie, documentary about the last man on the moon, and more.

Sanders, Clinton, and the Democrats’ Dilemma

by Rick Perlstein

Do Democrats even care about big ideas anymore?

The Supreme Court Nomination and the Politics of Checks and Balances

by Marc Stein


The cowardly bully would flunk eighth-grade civics

by George Will

Trump, the thin-skinned tough guy, resembles a campus crybaby who has wandered out of his “safe space.”

Don’t be fooled: Lindsey Graham & GOP Establishment just as Crazy as Trump

by Juan Cole

Graham and many other members of the Republican Establishment are blind to the ways in which the Trump stances they call crazy are mostly simply explicit statements of what they say with dog-whistles.

Trump, Berlusconi, Hitler and the Populist Moment

by Robert Kuttner

Trump's no Hitler, but there's a striking parallel nonetheless.

The cult of memory: when history does more harm than good

by David Rieff

Why we are wrong to believe we should remember the past.

Temps, Consultants, and the Rise of the Precarious Economy

by Louis Hyman

Today, scholars and critics are all abuzz about “precarious” work. Instead of a job for life with General Motors or AT&T, we now have many jobs either in sequence or, increasingly, all at once.

The Myth of the Barter Economy

by Ilana E. Strauss

Adam Smith said that quid-pro-quo exchange systems preceded economies based on currency, but there’s no evidence that he was right.

How Biden killed John Roberts’s nomination in 1992

by Marc Thiessen

What Republicans are doing today is far from unprecedented. To the contrary, it is the norm.

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