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  • Originally published 07/26/2017

    Half of Trump voters say Trump won popular vote

    A Politico/Morning Consult poll out early Wednesday found 49 percent of Trump voters think he won the popular vote, compared to just 40 percent who think Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won it.

  • Originally published 07/23/2017

    Revisiting H.L. Mencken in The Age of Trump

    Frank Fear

    “On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of this land will reach their heart’s content at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

  • Originally published 11/04/2013

    Ramblin' Man

    Peter Van Buren

    John Kerry is a figure of his times (and that's not a good thing).

  • Originally published 02/04/2008

    Because Americans Know Little History, Washington DC's Building Visitor Centers. Really.

    Steven Knipp

    It is a statistical fact that we Americans remain in school longer than any other society in history, entering kindergarten at five and often only get catapulted out of academia a full quarter of a century later. Despite that impressive educational marker, whenever I hear young people open their months when visiting Washington, more often than not, they come across sounding like ignoramuses.

  • Originally published 10/20/2016

    Thank You Donald Trump. Seriously. Thank You.

    Stone Age Brain

    For 8 years Rick Shenkman struggled to draw public attention to the problem of Low Information Voters without much luck. Then Donald Trump came along.