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The Damage Trump Has Done

by Sean Wilentz

He has conquered the party of Reagan and is fulfilling a dream of the hard right – the demolition of government.

Roy Moore and the revolution to come

by Kimberly A. Hamlin

Women are rising. Will they be able to create lasting change?

I’m a Depression historian. The GOP tax bill is straight out of 1929.

by Robert S. McElvaine

Republicans are again sprinting toward an economic cliff.

Beware the Bush Family Image-Rehab Machine

by Sam Tanenhaus

Compared with Trump the Bushes are stellar. But they lied too.

Rethinking ‘McNamara’s War’

by Fredrik Logevall

How much blame does the defense secretary deserve for Vietnam?

Tiny homes are all the rage. So why do so few communities welcome them?

by Nancy C. Unger

The political power of home buyers trumps that of housing innovators.

America: The Redeemer Nation

by David Brooks

Today, we have no common national narrative, no shared way of interpreting the flow of events. Without a common story, we don’t know what our national purpose is.

What to Do with Monuments Whose History We’ve Forgotten

by Nicholas Lemann

The legacy of Carl Schurz has changed significantly since a statue in his honor was unveiled in New York City in 1913.

The Supply-Side Swindle

by Brent Cebul

Until liberals understand that supply-side tax cuts are a political strategy dressed as an economic theory, they will be doomed to repeat their technically accurate but utterly irrelevant arguments.

The Thibodaux Massacre Left 60 African-Americans Dead and Spelled the End of Unionized Farm Labor in the South for Decades

by Calvin Schermerhorn

The workers created a union to defend their rights. The union died with the strikers, and the assassins went unpunished.

Can withering public trust in government be traced back to the JFK assassination?

by Ryan Kellus Turner

In the minds of many, the assassination remains a tragedy cloaked in mystery. How does this lack of closure – and the general distrust it fomented – resonate in American culture and politics today?

The story of America, as told through diet books

by Adrienne Rose Bitar

Why do we find the stories told by diet books so persuasive?

Do civilizations collapse?

by Guy D Middleton

The idea that the Maya or Easter Islanders experienced an apocalyptic end makes for good television but bad archaeology.

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