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Stone Age Brain | Rick Shenkman

Rick Shenkman is the author of "Political Animals:  How Our Stone Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics" (Basic Books, 2016). You can sign up for Rick's blog! Just click here:



  • Hey Kids! It's Constitution Day. Yay!

    by Stone Age Brain | Rick Shenkman

    What were the founding fathers really like, you may be wondering. Here's an unconventional take on the men who wrote the Constitution.


  • How Should We Rate Presidents?

    by Stone Age Brain | Rick Shenkman

    New polls indicate Trump is more popular than Biden.  What this suggests is that people have no idea how to rate presidents.


  • We’re All Historians Now

    by Stone Age Brain | Rick Shenkman

    Donald Trump may not like the debate we are having about history.  I welcome it. 


  • Our GOP Problem

    by Stone Age Brain | Rick Shenkman

    America needs a responsible conservative party.  The GOP isn't.