History
April 22 2013 10:26 AMUnanswered Questions About WatergateThere are many—why is no one asking them?
March 26 2013 5:30 AMThe Passion of Lew WallaceThe incredible story of how a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history.
Feb. 21 2013 8:17 AMBeastly JusticeIn the Middle Ages, animals that did bad things were tried in court. Maybe that’s not as crazy as it sounds.
Jan. 16 2013 8:00 AMAn Illustrated History of the Muslim BrotherhoodA half-century journey from the underground to the corridors of power.
Dec. 17 2012 9:48 AMThings Can ChangeA century ago, there were forms of brutal violence considered so thoroughly American that they could never be banished. Today, they no longer exist.
Nov. 22 2012 6:45 AMIdentity Politics in 1960JFK made history as the first Catholic president. But his father never forgave the Church.
Nov. 20 2012 6:45 AMIdentity Politics in 1960How JFK’s attempt to distance himself from the Catholic Church backfired.
Nov. 9 2012 10:08 AMHow Close Was This Election?Very close. Whatever happened to landslides?
Nov. 2 2012 5:47 PMSeeing the Federal LightChris Christie isn’t the first conservative governor to have a hurricane conversion.
Oct. 15 2012 3:30 AMFirst BrotherWhy is it taking RFK’s family so long to show us his papers from the Cuban Missile Crisis?
Sept. 17 2012 11:52 AMThe Horror of AntietamAmerica’s deadliest day, as witnessed by Oliver Wendell Holmes, William McKinley, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Clara Barton.
Aug. 28 2012 3:45 AMThe Lincoln LawsShould we thank the Great Emancipator for codifying the law of war—or curse him?
July 11 2012 5:00 AMThe Chickens and the BullsThe rise and incredible fall of a vicious extortion ring that preyed on prominent gay men in the 1960s.
May 25 2012 12:18 PMHappy 200th Birthday, War of 1812!A primer on America’s most bumbling, most confusing, and most forgotten conflict.
May 15 2012 7:08 AMWhat Did Thomas Jefferson’s World Sound Like?Recreating the soundscape of Monticello, from patriotic songs to the slap of the whip.
April 2 2013 12:08 PMCivil War Photography at the MetA new exhibition showcases the medium's evolution during the long, deadly conflict.
March 26 2013 5:29 AMLew Wallace, a Life in ArtifactsA letter from Billy the Kid, a portrait by Winslow Homer, a fan note from President Garfield, and more.
Jan. 28 2013 10:22 AMThe Original Jewish GeniusHow the Gaon of Vilna helps explain Jewish intellectual achievement.
Jan. 4 2013 5:45 AMBarriers To EntryPorn, protectionism, and the black-market origins of the American condom industry.
Dec. 12 2012 5:45 AMThe Roger Williams CodeHow a team of scholars decrypted a secret language—and discovered the last known work of the American theologian.
Nov. 21 2012 6:45 AMIdentity Politics in 1960How Jack Kennedy lost the Catholic Church—but won the Jewish vote.
Nov. 14 2012 10:26 AMHow Texas Could Mess With UsLone Star secessionists could (theoretically) get their wish.
Nov. 8 2012 4:14 PMHow Great an Emancipator?Does Lincoln get too much credit for freeing the slaves—or not enough?
Oct. 31 2012 3:45 AMYou Want My Support? How Much Are You Offering?One Ohio county’s long, sordid history of selling its votes to the highest bidder. 
Sept. 17 2012 6:10 PMThe Battlefield Photos That Changed EverythingAlexander Gardner made these incredibly powerful images before newspapers could even print photographs.
Sept. 14 2012 4:04 AMNathaniel Hawthorne, Party HackWhy did the famous novelist agree to write a campaign biography for an infamously bad president?
Aug. 13 2012 2:23 PMWhy Is There No Liberal Ayn Rand?American conservatives have a canon. Why don’t American liberals?
June 6 2012 6:35 AMThe Birth of America’s Banana KingAn excerpt from Rich Cohen’s The Fish That Ate the Whale.
May 23 2012 12:18 PMThe Boss of BossesOne hundred years ago, John Pierpont Morgan was called before a Congress suspicious of his bank’s power and influence. Sound familiar?
March 29 2012 7:15 AM“A Drunkard in the Gutter Is Just Where He Ought To Be”Meet the man who invented the GOP’s defense of the wealthy—in 1883.

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