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Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

This week ... The Simpsons on Trump, slavery films, the Beatles, Harry Truman and more!

Social Media News: This Week

This week ... Historians Against Trump, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jack Censer, Ann Little, Rick Perlstein, Heather Cox Richardson, Simon Schama, David Greenberg and more!

Without Obama There Would Be No Trump

by Nell Irvin Painter

When white people feel challenged, the response is bigotry. History shows this.

Donald “Dr. Strangelove” Trump and some of the Times We almost had a Nuclear War

by Juan Cole

There is always a danger that if a weapon is in the arsenal, it will be deployed. If the leader of a country is reckless or addled, then all bets are off.

The Decay of American Politics

by Andrew J. Bacevich

An Ode to Ike and Adlai

The Urban-Rural Divide: Deep Roots In American History

by Daniel Blake Smith

Anyone observing America’s ongoing culture wars, especially as they surface in the current presidential election cycle, is forcefully reminded that we are not a country divided by red and blue states; it’s an urban-rural divide that represents the political and cultural fault lines in the nation.

Why We Ask to See Candidates’ Tax Returns

by Mitchell Zuckoff

It’s because of President Nixon, who did turn out to be a “crook.”

Donald Trump's biggest weakness

by Julian Zelizer

Donald Trump has a temperament problem.

Can Clinton or Trump Recapture Robust American Growth?

by Robert J. Gordon

Voters expect a president to improve their lives, but the cause of anxiety follows trends that are decades in the making.

Jill Stein’s Skewed Interpretation of Recent American History

by Heather Munro Prescott

Stein claims that public pressure pushed the Supreme Court to legalize abortion. She's wrong.

Echoes of history in U.S. refugee policy

by Bruce W. Dearstyne

Ambivalence about helping people in danger resembles earlier era.

August is bloody and dangerous, but rarely "silly"

by Andrew Roberts

The astonishing thing is that August was ever considered silly in the first place, since year after year it has been the month when great and often terrible events have taken place.

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