Woodrow Wilson

The Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone

What happened when Jann Wenner traded the hippie dream for pop-star friends and luxury<p>When I got to <i>Rolling Stone</i>, the party was over. I turned up just in time to see a cigarette floating in the last cocktail of the night. It was 1993, and I was in my mid-20s. I went on the road with the Rolling …

Hunter S. Thompson

Mugabe and Other Leftist Heroes

When the University of Massachusetts decided in 2008 to rescind the honorary degree it had awarded Robert Mugabe 22 years earlier, it noted that Zimbabwe’s dictator had once been seen “as a force for democracy and reform.” Even then the self-deception was breathtaking.<p>Not long after ending white …

Robert Mugabe

He Does Not Hug

Poor David Copperfield, to add to the other humiliations of his boyhood, at school is forced, for reasons too elaborate to go into here, to wear a …

Conservative View

Football playoffs, 2017: LIVE COVERAGE, results and links for semifinal games

All the news and information on the playoff semifinals in one place.

New Jersey

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

Roy Moore and the hypocrisy of America's evangelicals

Opinion: Evangelicals have positioned themselves as America’s moral compass for decades. But many are long due for a hard look in the mirror.<p>About 20 …

Religion

What if the first world war had ended a year earlier?

The great lost peace my great-great-grandfather proposed in November 1917<p>One hundred years ago this month, my great-great grandfather sat down to compose a letter which would finish a long and distinguished career — and destroy his reputation. Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, had …

History

Trump administration wants racist AI for 'Extreme Vetting Initiative'

It’s becoming increasingly evident the Trump administration doesn’t understand technology, or perhaps fears and hates it. The seemingly imminent abrogation of net neutrality, and its quest to build AI for its “Extreme Vetting Initiative,” appear to lend credibility to any theories suggesting we’re …

Detecting and Stopping Insider Data Leaks

Wednesday | 8:00am<p>Wednesday, November 29 | 8:00am - 9:00am<p>Breakfast<p>Wednesday, 8:00am - 9:00am<p><b>Location:</b> Business Hall<p><b>Session Type</b>: General …

Snap Inc.

The Tyranny of the Present Moment

The Founders saw their historical moment in terms that transcended the moment…Recently, Wyoming Catholic College hosted its first public lecture of …

​When the Media Elite Threw Their Fedoras into the Ring for Women’s Rights

<b>By Brooke Kroeger</b><p>Key to the momentum that propelled the 70-year-old women’s suffrage campaign to victory was the support this “despised” cause …

Journalism

Brands And Patriotism: Loving America Seems Un-American

As marketers, incorporating iconic American symbols and ideals into our campaigns has been relatively easy in the past. You know, things like apple pie, grandma, baseball, pickup trucks, happy families, and iced tea. But, given the unprecedented amount of strife and division in our country, are …

Remembrance Day

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

AOL

Princeton and Slavery

Since our universities have become intellectual black holes—dead stars which no longer radiate light but instead suck enlightenment into darkness by …

German History

No, Rand Paul Didn’t Have It Coming

I read Elie Mystal's article on Rand Paul's assault, which suggests such violent encounters are the inevitable result of libertarianism in practice. …

Conservative View

Following the Balfour Declaration, two academics set out to understand what the people of Palestine wanted for their own future. What comes across from their report is the recognition that local, in this case largely…

<i>Following the Balfour Declaration, two academics set out to understand what the people of Palestine wanted for their own future. What comes across</i> …

History

In Second Gilded Age Trump shows no sign of taking on rigged system

More 70 years ago progressive policies had reined in robber barons, but today’s supperrich face no foe in White House<p>America’s role as the world’s economic superpower was established in the period between 1870 and the start of the first world war The country boomed, immigrants arrived in their …

Equality

The Great War | History Hub

<b>“You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees.” — Kaiser Wilhelm to German Troops, August 1914</b><p>British Vickers Machine Gun @ Battle …

Military History

The Builder of World’s ‘Eighth Wonder’ Who Died of Stress

A tunnel connecting New York City with New Jersey long bedeviled engineers and city planners, until one determined genius solved the puzzle.<p>The …

Calvin Coolidge

The Republican Party Today Is Similar To The Democratic Party Of The Late 1850s

The GOP seems to be on the verge of crippling infighting that may threaten the party for decades.<p>The Democratic Party of James Buchanan, from 1855-1860, appeared ― on the surface ― to be ascendant in the American politics of the day. They controlled the presidency, majorities in the Congress and …

Democratic Party

Trump, Brexit and Echoes of World War I

A Q&A with the historian Sir Max Hastings on worrisome parallels with the Great War.<p>Of all the famous things Mark Twain never actually said, perhaps none is repeated more often and with less justification than "history doesn't repeat, but it rhymes." And since the election of Donald Trump as …

History

How Veterans Day went from celebrating world peace to thanking armed forces

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>On Nov. 11, we celebrate Veterans Day with parades and Old Glory T-shirts, with salutes to those who served and prayers for those who fell.<p>But the version of Veterans Day we know now wasn’t always so. It wasn’t always a holiday, it wasn’t always on Nov. 11 and, at first, …

Veterans

One Grizzled Veteran’s Dream

<b>W.J. Astore</b><p><i>Today I saw this bulletin from FP: Foreign Policy:</i><p>OUTSIDE THE WIRE: Several years after pulling back, American troops will head outside …

Liberal View

Veterans Day and COG views on military participation

By COGwriter November 11th is called Veteran’s Day in the USA. It is a day to remember those who served in the military. FWIW, I happen to be a …

Religion

‘Night of terror’: The suffragists who were beaten and tortured for seeking the vote

The women were clubbed, beaten and tortured by the guards at the Occoquan Workhouse. The 33 suffragists from the National Woman’s Party had been arrested Nov. 10, 1917, while picketing outside the White House for the right to vote.<p>The male guards at the Northern Virginia prison manacled the party’s …

The World's Most Expensive Hotel Suite Costs P4 Million/Night

IMAGE iStock<p>If you have a high-stress job that you need to get away from sometimes, then you probably jump at every chance you get to stay in a …

Philippines

The Balfour Declaration: Enduring colonial criminality

Over the past two weeks, much has been written and said to mark 100 years since the Balfour Declaration was issued.<p>Although it is hard to imagine a …

Balfour Declaration

Veterans Day: Struggling to Build a New Life after War | Library of Congress Blog

This is a guest post by Ryan Reft, a historian in the Manuscript Division.<p><i>Every country has found itself face to face with this situation at the</i> …

Veterans Day

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 …

Political History

Central Park Has No Monuments Dedicated to Real Women. That's About to Change

The future site was dedicated during the state’s centennial of women’s suffrage; the State of New York also will build two statues of suffrage leaders<p>…

Women's News