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HNN Topics


  • Mandates For COVID Vaccines Spark Controversy

    As Republican governors and legislatures refuse to require vaccination, the Biden administration institutes significant federal mandates. Historians discuss vaccination, choice, and public health.


  • Historians Address the Metro Atlanta Shootings

    Historians try to untangle the threads of anti-Asian prejudice, misogyny, evangelical religion, masculinity and gun culture that appear to have contributed to the killing of eight people in Atlanta-area spas.


  • Historians on CPAC 2021

    The annual conservative meeting showed that Donald Trump still holds the steering wheel of the Republican Party. Historians on the speeches, the stage design, and the golden idol. 


  • The Texas Weather and Power Catastrophe

    by HNN Staff

    The combination of severe winter storms and persistent cold and a deregulated energy supply system without compulsion to invest in winterization has left Texans without power, heat or drinking water for days. Senator Ted Cruz appears to have decamped to Cancun while politicians blame wind and solar power for frozen natural gas refineries.


  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like Marjorie?

    The House of Representatives has voted, mostly on party lines, to remove Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments in response to her statements endorsing the Capitol riots and conspiracy theories that school shootings were hoaxes and California wildfires were started by the Rothschild banking family using space lasers.


  • Historians Pay Tribute to Hank Aaron

    by HNN Staff

    Hank Aaron, an all-time great of baseball and for many years its all-time leader in home runs, passed away at age 86 on January 22. Historians recall him as a player, an advocate for civil rights inside and outside the game, and a man who was uneasy being made into a symbol of progress against racism.


  • Historians on the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections

    Two runoff elections in Georgia will determine who represents the state in the U.S. Senate and which party controls the chamber when Joe Biden takes over as the 46th president. Historians discuss whether Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock or Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler will prevail. 


  • Was This a Coup Attempt?

    by HNN Staff

    On January 6, Trump told a rally of supporters the election had been stolen and encouraged them to go to the Capitol. A mob then stormed the building, temporarily disrupting the verification of the Electoral College vote count. Historians discuss how serious the danger to democracy was and the possible consequences.