Political History

Lifesaving lessons in the time of Trump

The river of American history meanders inexorably through the political landscape. Sometimes it swerves right, then, after a while, swerves left. …

History

From Fascism to Populism in History - Book Launch

Federico Finchelstein is a Professor of History at The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College. He has taught at the History …

Hugo Chávez

Donald Trump Jr. could be the worst first kid in the history of first kids, historians say

Donald Trump Jr., the slick-haired businessman who might single-handedly deepen his father's chaos inside the White House, could be the worst first …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's attempt to control the US Justice System is alarmingly similar to Hitler's strategy in Nazi Germany

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump described his opponent, Hillary Clinton, as a criminal and said she should be tried and put in …

German History

Shady funds through foreign powers, digging up dirt, and an election won: the Nixon playbook

His re-election committee was known as CREEP, and he feels too relevant<p>It was April 5, 1972 and Pennzoil president Bill Liedtke had only one more day …

Culture

Two Lessons from Late Medieval Politics

Mass culture tells us that medieval political life was somewhat like 'Game of Thrones'. This image is rather far from the complexities of late …

Medieval

'Simpsons' compares Kellyanne Conway to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels

"The Simpsons" compared President Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels in its latest episode.<p>On Sunday night's airing of the sitcom, Marge Simpson hires a political adviser to help her beat Mayor Quimby to become Springfield's first female mayor.<p>The adviser …

Entertainment

Capitol Hill staffers have a 'creep list' of male lawmakers who are known for sexual misconduct

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Two Good Books About Presidents, Two Lousy Covers

The old saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” I’m willing to go along, as assorted people have told me that they like my books, but are not …

Business

The Right Side of History: Brian Kilmeade Explains Why We Should Admire Andrew Jackson

“The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures …

Conservative View

Secession of Catalonia

In the political history of the world, secession is an extraordinary step taken by the people on multiple pretexts. The major driving force behind …

Catalonia

The Fusion GPS Dossier Was One Of The Dirtiest Political Tricks In U.S. History - Fox Nation

<i>By Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal</i><p>The Steele dossier has already become a thing of John le Carré-like intrigue—British spies, Kremlin agents, legal cutouts, hidden bank accounts. What all this obscures is the more immediate point: The dossier amounts to one of the dirtiest tricks in …

Fusion GPS

War is deeply political, and the way we commemorate it even more so

Mourning war without questioning the causes risks portraying it as something inevitable.<p>In many ways, British public life has never been so polarised …

Royal Albert Hall

Year One: The Mad King

“Think of Donald Trump’s personal qualities,” the former presidential nominee told the audience. “The bullying, the greed, the showing off, the …

Books

A Party Divided Against Itself . . .

I was in New England for a few days last week and found myself at breakfast one morning with a group of Armenian academics, born in Lebanon but now …

Conservative View

Presidential Proclamation Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

COMMEMORATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIETNAM WAR<p>BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA<p>A PROCLAMATION<p>Today, I lead our Nation in …

Donald Trump

Protesters Take To German Consulate, Call For Deportation Of Onetime Nazi Death Camp Guard

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — There has been a protest outside the German consulate in Midtown over a former Nazi living in Queens.As WCBS 880’s Alex …

The Vietnam War, 50 years ago, gave us President Donald Trump

Fifty years ago this fall, in 1967, the number of American troops in Vietnam approached half-a-million, but it wasn’t the Vietnam War that worried a …

Vietnam War

Bumper crop of new US presidents biographies reflects the challenges they all faced

From John Adams to George H. W. Bush, these seven presidential biographies cover remarkable ground and offer a series of engaging portraits.<p>November …

History

Article: General Kelly - Historically Ignorant or Hysterically Bigoted?

- Advertisement -<p>The events of November 10, 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina provide added contraction to the recent claim by White House Chief of …

Liberal View

Veterans of Righteousness

Posted: Nov 09, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Veteran’s Day has always held a special place in my heart, partly because ours is a military family.<p>My father was a …

Conservative View

Obituary: Derek Robinson died on October 31st

BRITAIN’s biggest carmaker exemplified the country’s misery in the 1970s. British Leyland, state-owned and subsidy-sodden, produced underpowered …

Economics

'Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life' Examines The Personal Traits That Marked FDR For Greatness

If the Republican Party has spent the last 30 years looking for another Ronald Reagan, the Democrats have spent the last 70 looking for another Franklin D. Roosevelt.<p>The latter case of longing is likely to intensify with Robert Dallek's new single-volume biography, <i>Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political</i> …

Culture

LBJ: A Role Model For Our Times?

<i>Should Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, be a role model for those who lead?</i><p>If you like a leader who do not drink and curse, twist arms and crack heads, act crudely and exploit situations to his own advantage, no.<p>But if you like a leader who can get things done and …

Winston Churchill

Trump White House Recognizes 100 Years of Victims of Communism

The White House issued a statement Tuesday commemorating the National Day for the Victims of Communism, on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik …

Conservative View

The National Constitution Center

1. National Constitution Center<p>Freedom Rising<p>Select your <b>FREEDOM RISING</b> time above. All-day access to the rest of the Center is included with your …

History

Canadian military nurses receive national historic recognition

It’s an annual tradition that a Remembrance Day service is held at the Legislative Building ahead of November 11, but this year’s ceremony took on a …

Canadian News

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2017. There are 53 days left in the year.<p>Birthdays: Actor Norman Lloyd is 103. Actress Stephane Audran …

Boston

The Third-Term Controversy That Gave the Republican Party Its Symbol

The elephant and the donkey as symbols for America’s biggest political parties date back to the 1800s and this controversy<p>Comment on this Story

History

The Lady from Montana | American Experience

Article<p>The Lady from Montana<p>On March 4, 1917, the 65th Congress convened, with one major difference: the very first congresswoman.<p>By Mary Walton<p>A few …

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