Amelia Earhart’s Remains May Have Been Found On A Remote Pacific Island

The eighty year old mystery regarding the fate of famed aviator Amelia Earhart may have taken a step toward being solved if the results of a new forensic study are correct.

Polish President Signs Controversial Holocaust Bill Into Law

Poland’s President has signed a controversial bill that purports to criminalize any effort to tie Poland to the Holocaust.

Remember Pearl Harbor?

Yesterday was the seventy-sixth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. For most Americans, though, it was just another day. That’s only natural.

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.

Charlottesville Reopens The Debate Over Confederate Symbols

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

Protests At Princeton May Lead To Admitting Uncomfortable Truths About Woodrow Wilson

Protests by students at Princeton are causing some people to finally pay attention to some inconvenient truths about America’s 28th President.

Jeb Bush Wants You To Know He’s In Favor of Killing Baby Hitler

Give Jeb Bush a DeLorean or a TARDIS and he’ll be traveling back in time to Hitler in no time!

The Confederate Flag Has Always Been About Hate, Not “Heritage”

The people who continue to claim that the Confederate Flag is about anything other than hatred, racism, and a nation that celebrated slavery are lying to you and to themselves.

Abraham Lincoln, 150 Years Later

150 years later, Abraham Lincoln continues to inspire us.

Watergate Forty Years Later

Even with the passage of time, Watergate remains a singularly important event in American history

Islam And World War One

The First World War played an intriguing role in the birth of the radical Islam we are dealing with today.

A Typo in the Declaration of Independence?

Could a transcription error be changing our understanding of America’s founding document?

Sarajevo, The Media, And ‘Breaking News’ Coverage, 100 Years Later

The news media of 1914 didn’t see World War One coming, but it’s not clear that we’re any better.

Sarajevo and Europe, 100 Years Later

A century later, the shots fired in Sarajevo 100 years ago still echo.

At Normandy, Obama Continues A Tradition That Reagan Started

For the fourth time in 30 years, an American President spoke at Normandy to honor a day of sacrifice and triumph.

When Did Posters From A Defeated Murderous Dictatorship Become Pop Art?

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s choices in home decor raise an interesting question.

Secessionist America

Apollo 8’s ‘Earthrise’ 45 Years Later

Forty-five years ago today,the world was treated to the first picture of itself from orbit around another planetary body.

Happy Repeal Day!

80 years ago, Prohibition ended. However, we are still making the same mistakes that were made from 1920 to 1933.

John F. Kennedy A Conservative? No, Not Really

Conservatives have their own Kennedy myth to compete with the myth of Camelot.

Blaming Dallas For Kennedy’s Assassination

Don’t blame Dallas, or 60s era Texas conservatism, for what happened in Dallas 50 years ago,

The War of the Rebellion and the Naming of the American Civil War

The history of what to call the American Civil War.

The Fourth Of July And The Fourth Amendment

Contemporary Americans accept actions by the state that were once the cause for revolt.

Reflections On The 4th Of July In Light Of The Coup In Egypt

Yesterday’s coup in Egypt, a day before we celebrate our own independence, reminds us of something else worth celebrating.

Was The American Civil War Avoidable?

Rather than asking whether it was “worth it,” the important historical question regarding the Civil War is whether it could have been avoided.

LBJ Tapes: Nixon Sabotaged Vietnam Peace Talks

The final release of President Lyndon Johnson’s tape recordings reveals a bizarre plot.

Jefferson Was Neither A Monster Nor A Saint

Vilifying Thomas Jefferson is as much as mistake as placing him on a pedestal.

150 Years Ago Today, The Bloodiest Day In American History

Today is the anniversary of a significant turning point in the Civil War.

An Alternative History Exercise: What If JFK Hadn’t Died?

Examining a history that might have been.

Was The Revolution A Mistake?

Were the Colonists wrong to toss aside the British Empire so casually?

200 Years Ago Today, America’s First War Begins

Two centuries ago, a war that makes less and less sense with the passage of time began.

Christian Conservatives Have A Very Selective Memory Of Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan wasn’t really much a of a “Christian Conservative.”

Mikhail Gorbachev: The World Would Be Better If The USSR Was Still Around

Not surprisingly, the last man to lead the Soviet Union believes we’d be better off if it still existed.

The Final Memorial

The memory of the attack on Pearl Harbor is, inevitably, fading into history.

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