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The Last Temptation

How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory<p>One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent …

Religion

Why "Enlightened Capitalists" Never Seem to Win

On the day of Armageddon, when all is in flames, there will be a rich person saying that—though it may sound radical—it may not be too early to start …

The True Story of the Death of Stalin

Near the end of his life, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin had taken to spending almost all of his free time at his <i>dacha</i> in the Moscow suburb of …

29 states have legal pot. Jeff Sessions wants to stamp it out, and he's closer than you think

The 85 words almost seemed an afterthought when Congress hurriedly crammed them into a massive budget bill late in the Obama administration, as if lawmakers wanted to acknowledge America’s outlook on<p>marijuanahad changed, but not make a big deal of it.<p>Almost three years later, a multibillion-dollar …

Cannabis

Found: Evidence That a Lavish Burial Honored a Viking Warrior Woman

Turns out they weren’t just myths.<p>In the 19th century, an archaeologist working on excavations of Birka, Sweden, a thriving Viking settlement founded …

Saladin, Hero of Islam

Saladin, the sultan of Egypt and Syria, watched as his men finally breached the walls of Jerusalem and poured into the city full of European …

14 words even the smartest people get wrong

It might be pretty good, and yet there are almost certainly some words, perhaps many words, that you're using incorrectly because most people do.<p>To pick out some of the best, I got help from perhaps my favorite word expert in the world, Anu Garg, whose site Wordsmith.org is beloved by logophiles …

Smoke This, Pass That: The Best Types of Weed For Different Activities

When people tell me they don't like smoking weed, my first question (after my initial shock and disbelief) is always, "What kind did you smoke though?" Nine times out of 10, they have no idea. While most people are familiar with the two main strains (sativa, the upper, and indica, the downer), many …

Cannabis

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey are nature's 'wrath' for Trump victory, Jennifer Lawrence claims

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence suggested the devastating hurricanes in Texas and approaching Florida were signs of “Mother Nature’s rage and wrath” at America for electing Donald Trump and not believing in man-made climate change.<p>Lawrence, who is promoting her new drama “Mother!,” appeared …

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The real Ark of the Covenant may have housed pagan gods

The last time the Ark of the Covenant was supposedly seen was in Jerusalem, some 2,600 years ago.<p>Now archaeologists are exploring the ancient town of …

The 'Alt-Right' Has Created Alt-Christianity

When I was in Charlottesville as part of a clergy delegation to protest the Unite the Right rally, I got to look into the faces of “out” Nazis and …

Monologue: I’m Ivanka Trump, and I Cannot Believe You Fucking Morons Keep Falling for My Bullshit

Hello, everyone. I am Ivanka Trump — first daughter, adviser to the president, and advocate for women. As has been reported by media outlets such as …

Ivanka Trump

An American Dialect Dictionary Is Dying Out. Here Are Some Of Its Best Words.

From twistification to storm caves to slushburgers, the U.S. has quite the history of local language quirks.<p>HuffPost is hitting the road this fall to interview people about their hopes, dreams, fears ― and what it means to be American today.<p>Bizmaroon, doodinkus and splo.<p>For over 50 years, a group …

Linguistics

A Short Timeline of the Fall of the Roman Empire

Some of the Main Events Leading to the End of the Western Roman Empire<p>Rome, according to tradition, was founded in 753 BCE. It wasn't until 509 BCE, …

That Drug Expiration Date May Be More Myth Than Fact

The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates — possibly toxic, probably worthless.<p>But to Lee Cantrell, who helps run the California …

Pharma

Jane Austen’s 6 novels defy rankings. Here’s what each one does best.

Whenever Jane Austen comes up, her fans immediately feel the impulse to start ranking her novels and arguing over which one is best. It’s a reasonable inclination: There are only six completed Austenbooks, so you can get comprehensive easily, and arguing over rankings is always fun.<p>The downside is …

How Russian meddling impacted the American Revolution

No man is an island. It’s as true in diplomacy as it is in ordinary life. And sometimes decisions made far away can have a big impact on our lives.<p>Russia was one of the great powers of the 18th century and, while far-off, its decisions had an impact on the outcome of the American Revolution.<p>The …

Eleanor of Aquitaine: the medieval queen who took on Europe’s most powerful men

Henry II and Richard I are among England’s most celebrated kings. But when it came to resourcefulness, political nous and sheer staying power, …

We hold these truths to be self-evident: Opinion | NOLA.com

Five years before it inspired the memorable phrases of his legendary Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln was already worried that the radical message …

‘Trump Is What Happens When a Political Party Abandons Ideas’

As surprising as Trump’s young presidency has been, it’s also the natural outgrowth of 30 years of Republican pandering to the lowest common denominator in American politics.<p>Almost two years ago, I wrote an article for Politico endorsing Donald Trump for president. It was a tongue-in-cheek effort—I …

Political Science

Æthelflæd: the Anglo-Saxon iron lady

The UK now has a female prime minister and Elizabeth II has been queen for more than six decades, but few would associate Anglo-Saxon England with …

21 No-Bake Cookies So You Don't Have to Turn On the Oven

When it’s summer and it’s hot and you want cookies, you have a few options: 1) Turn on your oven for baking and risk your kitchen turning into the …

England’s Most Brutal King Was Its Best Peacemaker

Since the publication of my <i>William the Conqueror</i> in the Yale University Press English Monarchs series in October 2016, I have often been asked how …

World History

On this day in AD 455: the beginning of the end for Rome

On 2 June AD 455, Gaiseric and his Vandals arrived at Rome’s gates. What followed was two weeks that shook the world.<p>At least that’s how it’s often told. In fact, it was a lot less dramatic.<p>The Vandals were the second group of “barbarians” to sack Rome. The first attack had come on 24 August 410, …

North Africa

Rome's Fall Left Britain A Violent, Cityless Hellscape

In the year 350 AD, to paraphrase the historian Robin Fleming, Britain was as Roman a place as anywhere in the Empire. It had a dense network of …

Did Thomas Seymour sexually abuse the teenage Princess Elizabeth?

In a new series for Channel Five, Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones examine the allegation that the teenage Princess Elizabeth was sexually abused by …

Henry Viii

Old English Has a Serious Image Problem

“Old English,” also termed “Anglo-Saxon,” was and is simply the form of the English language that predates the Norman Conquest of 1066. The first …

Black Lives Matter

These Historical Fiction Novels Will Sweep You Away

As it turns out, you don’t need a TARDIS to travel through time. All it takes — pardon our cheesiness — is a library card. But it’s true: More than …