Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

Merriman Smith ‘Canceled’ Posthumously

A man most have never heard of is being reassessed more than a half-century after his death.

The Disqualification Clause and January 6

A provision of the 14th Amendment to keep Civil War generals out of office is back in play.

When Concern Trolling, Always Check For Unintended Uncomfortable Parallelisms

It’s always a good idea to reread a text before referencing it, especially if you’re a history Ph.D. like Newt Gingrich

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Vigilante Politics

We’re likely to see more instances like the Capitol Riot and the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings.

Racial Impacts of the Interstate in Montgomery, AL

Another example for the conversation.

Who Decides American History?

Legislatures and school boards politicize what our kids are taught.

More on the Evolution of US Party Politics

Specifically: the former confederacy and Democratic dominance.

Supreme Court Says Eastern Oklahoma is Indian Country?!

Congress forgot to disestablish a Creek Reservation created by treaty in 1833 and 1856 when it made Oklahoma a state in 1909.

Mob Tears Down Baltimore Columbus Statue

A controversial monument in Little Italy has been destroyed.

Woodrow Wilson Disavowed by Princeton

An accomplished racist will no longer be honored by the university.

Nikki Haley’s Revisionist History

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.

The Rising Blue Tide

A conservative columnist explains how once-Republican states are switching sides.

John Paul Stevens, Former Supreme Court Justice, Dies At 99

Just over nine years after retiring from the Supreme Court, former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens has passed away at the age of 99.

Tennessee Governor Honors KKK Founder (As Law Requires)

Republican Bill Lee is coming under fire for continuing an annual tradition.

Jefferson Davis Highway Slowly Going Away

Northern Virginia is slowly undoing an anachronism.

No, the Electoral College Wasn’t About Slavery

Princeton historian Sean Wilentz lays to rest a pernicious idea propagated by . . . Princeton historian Sean Wilentz.

DC Government Passes Sweeping Emissions Standards

One of the strongest climate regulations in the country is almost certainly unconstitutional.

Seven Score And Fifteen Years Ago

155 years ago today, President Lincoln delivered one of the greatest addresses in American history.

Rick Scott Wins Florida Senate Race As Recounts End

With the recounts over we can officially say that Rick Scott will be the next Senator from Florida.

What The Gosar Family Tells Us About Our Broken Political Culture

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.

Tim Kaine Continues To Crush Corey Stewart In The Polls

Senator Tim Kaine continues to maintain a huge lead over Corey Stewart in the Virginia Senate Race.

Corey Stewart Caught Praising The Confederacy In 2017 Campaign Video

The Republican Party’s nominee for Senator in Virginia really is as bad as you’ve heard, probably worse.

Corey Stewart: The Virginia GOP’s White Supremacist Albatross

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.

Did The Supreme Court ‘Overrule’ Korematsu? Not Really

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.

Alexandria Renames ‘Jefferson Davis Highway’ to ‘Richmond Highway’

A controversial name is disappearing from one small stretch of road.

Linda Brown, Plaintiff In Brown v. Board of Education, Dies At 75

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.

Supreme Court Justices Appear Skeptical Of Law Barring Legalization Of Sports Gambling

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.

Republican Candidate For Virginia Governor: Dreamers Should Not Be Deported

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.

Removing Confederate Statues Is Not ‘Erasing History’

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.

Trump Goes To Phoenix And Returns To Old Form

Donald Trump gave a campaign-style speech in Phoenix last night and reminded us of everything that’s wrong with him.

A few words about Charlottesville…

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.

Trump Praises ‘Very Good People’ at Nazi Rally

The president’s begrudging condemnation of evil didn’t last long.

Charlottesville Reopens The Debate Over Confederate Symbols

It’s time to stop honoring the symbols of a nation of racist traitors.

Nazis, Klan Members, Alt-Right Supporters Rally In Virginia Over Removal Of Confederate Statue

Hatred and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

On the Removal of CSA Symbols

Symbols shape our views of the past.

Virginia Statewide Races Closely Fought Over Ahead Of Primaries

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.

What Trump’s Civil War Comments Reveal About Him

President Trump’s comments about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War reveal something about how he thinks, and it’s not good.

Clinton Cleared Legally, But Her ‘Extreme’ Carelessness Will Follow Her To The White House

Hillary Clinton’s extreme carelessness with classified information probably won’t cost her the election, but it should.

Clinton Crushes In Mississippi, Sanders In Michigan, Clinton Still Controls The Race

Hilary Clinton crushed Bernie Sanders in Mississippi, but was surprised by Bernie Sanders in Michigan. Nonetheless she still remains in control of the race.

Mississippi Still Trying To Rid Itself Of Confederate Flag, Enter 21st Cenutry

Five months after Charleston, Mississippi is still struggling to rid itself of symbols of the Confederacy.