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China Isn’t the Soviet Union. Confusing the Two Is Dangerous.

by Melvyn P. Leffler

An unusual confluence of events World War II led to America’s bitter rivalry with the U.S.S.R. That pattern is not repeating.


The Forgotten Origins of Paid Family Leave

by Mona L. Siegel

In 1919, activists from around the world pressed governments to adopt policies to help working mothers.



A Historic Crime in the Making

by Rebecca Gordon

400 years of history leading up to Donald Trump.



Donald Trump, Meet Your Precursor

by Manisha Sinha

Andrew Johnson pioneered the recalcitrant racism and impeachment-worthy subterfuge the president is fond of.



Pelosi did what no one else could

by Julian Zelizer

From the perspective of presidential history, this will become a major part of how we remember the term.



Why Did U.N.C. Give Millions to a Neo-Confederate Group?

by William Sturkey

The University of North Carolina’s settlement over a controversial statue is a subsidy for white nationalism.



Trump’s border wall threatens an Arizona oasis with a long, diverse history

by Jared Orsi

Heavy machinery grinds up the earth and removes vegetation as construction of President Trump’s vaunted border wall advances toward the oasis.



Calling Trump ‘the chosen one’ is a political act — not a theological statement

by Wallace Best

Claims about God’s plans for the United States often morph into justifications for wrongdoing.



The History That Happened: Setting the Record Straight on the Armenian Genocide

by Ryan Gingeras

For a brief moment this fall, world interest fixed its attention to an event of the past. News that the U.S. Congress approved a formal resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide was carried as a leading story by media outlets worldwide.




Spinster, old maid or self-partnered – why words for single women have changed through time

by Amy Froide

Attitudes toward single women have repeatedly shifted – and part of that attitude shift is reflected in the names given to unwed women.

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