A man most have never heard of is being reassessed more than a half-century after his death.
A provision of the 14th Amendment to keep Civil War generals out of office is back in play.
It’s always a good idea to reread a text before referencing it, especially if you’re a history Ph.D. like Newt Gingrich
We’re likely to see more instances like the Capitol Riot and the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings.
Specifically: the former confederacy and Democratic dominance.
Congress forgot to disestablish a Creek Reservation created by treaty in 1833 and 1856 when it made Oklahoma a state in 1909.
A controversial monument in Little Italy has been destroyed.
An accomplished racist will no longer be honored by the university.
With her eyes on her political future in a GOP dominated by Trumpism, Nikki Haley is attempting to rewrite the history of one of the most significant events of her time as Governor of South Carolina.
A conservative columnist explains how once-Republican states are switching sides.
Just over nine years after retiring from the Supreme Court, former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens has passed away at the age of 99.
Republican Bill Lee is coming under fire for continuing an annual tradition.
Princeton historian Sean Wilentz lays to rest a pernicious idea propagated by . . . Princeton historian Sean Wilentz.
One of the strongest climate regulations in the country is almost certainly unconstitutional.
155 years ago today, President Lincoln delivered one of the greatest addresses in American history.
With the recounts over we can officially say that Rick Scott will be the next Senator from Florida.
Six siblings of Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar are starring in political ads against him. This is just another unfortunate example of the extent to which our political culture has been ruined by hyperpartisan polarization.
Senator Tim Kaine continues to maintain a huge lead over Corey Stewart in the Virginia Senate Race.
The Republican Party’s nominee for Senator in Virginia really is as bad as you’ve heard, probably worse.
Corey Stewart rose to become the Republican Party’s Senate nominee in Virginia with blatant appeals to racial division. Now his party fears they’ll be the ones who end up paying the price.
Contrary to what many people have claimed, the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii did not overturn one of the most controversial decisions in its history.
A controversial name is disappearing from one small stretch of road.
A woman who was at the center of one of the most important Supreme Court cases in American history has died at the age of 75.
The Supreme Court heard argument today in a case challenging a 1992 law barring sports gambling in all but a handful of states, and the Justices appeared skeptical of the law.
Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for Governor of Virginia, has come out against the most recent immigration-related action by the national leader of his party.
The battle over Confederate statues that was resurrected by the violence in Charlottesville is off the front pages, but that doesn’t mean it’s over quite yet.
Donald Trump gave a campaign-style speech in Phoenix last night and reminded us of everything that’s wrong with him.
We mourn Charlottesville because Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States, made clear in no uncertain terms that in his mind there was little distinction between those in Charlottesville who pursued the un-American “values” of soil, blood, and racial dominance and those who pursued the ideals of the American Constitution.
The president’s begrudging condemnation of evil didn’t last long.
It’s time to stop honoring the symbols of a nation of racist traitors.
Hatred and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In addition to the race in New Jersey, the statewide races in Virginia are also being looked to as a barometer of American politics in the first year of the Trump Administration.
President Trump’s comments about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War reveal something about how he thinks, and it’s not good.
Hillary Clinton’s extreme carelessness with classified information probably won’t cost her the election, but it should.
Hilary Clinton crushed Bernie Sanders in Mississippi, but was surprised by Bernie Sanders in Michigan. Nonetheless she still remains in control of the race.
Five months after Charleston, Mississippi is still struggling to rid itself of symbols of the Confederacy.