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Easiest Fact Check Ever: Trump's Claim That No Politician Has Had It Worse
History says nah.
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Trump Was Not First To Use The "America First" Slogan
The phrase has a long history.
2016 Presidential Election Sees The Re-Emergence of Paleoconservatism (The Alternative Right) and Progressive Liberalism
McGovern proved too liberal for the vox populi, losing 49-states. Since that time period, the progressives have occasionally
Could Democratic Party History Repeat Itself in the Republican Party in 2016?
An insurrectionist presidential candidate stuns his party's establishment by pocketing the party's nomination. His views do not line up with mainstream figures in his party.
A Party Without a Past
W. E. Smith Professor of History, Miami University in Oxford, ...
All Republicans candidates, even those not named Trump, promise to make America great again. That implies, of course, that America is in decline now. That narrative of decline is an historical argument: We were great once, but we aren't any more.
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The Debate We Should Be Having Over Mount McKinley
William McKinley's imperialism laid the ground for today's clash between Obama and the GOP.
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Karl Rove Wants Obama To Be More Gracious To William McKinley
Sorry, Rove. Obama would be a citizen with or without the 25th U.S. president.
Ohio Congressman Climbs Back Into McKinley Name-Change Battle
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U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) rose to the defense of the late William McKinley Wednesday with the latest in a long series of Buckeye State bills aimed at ending the Denali discussion and preventing a name change for the highest mountain in North America.
When a Political Gaffe Torpedoes a Political Candidate
It is easy for even the most seasoned candidates to make a mistake. A political gaffe normally results in a few days of being taken off-message, defending or backtracking from one's comments. However, on rare occasions the gaffe is so major that a candidate cannot recover.
11/22/63: Gun Control, Anyone?
Screenwriter, cinema instructor, wife, and mother
I believe the time has come to reconsider how we wish to leave our country for our children and theirs. As the anniversary of the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut (12/13/13), approaches, I believe that together, we have the ability to spare our children and country.
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Democratic and Republican Ideologies Undergo Dramatic Role Reversal
Outliers who get elected are also usually the most electorally vulnerable in that they invariably represent states and Congressional districts inhospitable to their party's ideology. The Republican Party, once the liberal party is now the conservative Party.
The McKinley Assassination and Terrorism Today
Author, "The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror and ...
President McKinley's shooting over a century ago is a reminder that terrorism is neither the product of a particular religion nor place in the world. Terrorism rather should be seen in a historical context.
America's Poorest Presidents (PHOTOS)
US Presidents are, by nature, risk takers. You have to be to "lead the nation into war, annex millions of square miles of
Let's Start Calling Them 'Regressives'
Historian, writer, feminist and progressive activist
I have for several years been urging progressives to stop calling these people "conservatives," which they plainly are not, and instead to call them what they really are --
The Last Lincolns
In each succeeding generation, the misfortunes of Abraham Lincoln's direct descendants multiplied into a litany of alcoholism, squandered fortunes, and outright dissipation.
Nick Kristof Misfires (a Little) on Presidential Experience
Washington Editor at Large of The Atlantic and founder and sen...
Assessing the greatest and worst presidents is a process fraught with problems and subjective bias.
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