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The State Department is weak and getting weaker. That puts us all at risk.

by Mark Edwards

We need a robust diplomatic engine at the heart of our foreign policy.


When Adding New States Helped the Republicans

by Heather Cox Richardson

Putting new stars on the U.S. flag has always been political. But D.C. statehood is a modest partisan ploy compared with the mass admission of underpopulated western territories—which boosts the GOP even 130 years later.



The historical profession's greatest modern scandal, two decades later

by Bill Black

Historians are criticized for not engaging with the public--and then criticized for how they engage when they do. Looming in the background is the Michael Bellesiles controversy.



The populist rewriting of Polish history is a warning to us all

by Estera Flieger

Thirty years after communism ended, Poland’s past is again being manipulated for political motives, this time at a museum in Gdańsk.



Why Democrats can’t speak for the ‘silent majority’

by Seth Blumenthal

President Trump is exactly the kind of champion the voting bloc wants.



Joe Biden isn’t the only Democrat who has blamed black America for its problems

by Marcia Chatelain

Well-meaning liberals have long failed to recognize their own role in systems of oppression.



The History of Citizenship Day Is a Reminder That Being an American Has Always Been Complicated

by S. Deborah Kang

“We welcome you,” Truman declared, “not to a narrow nationalism but to a great community based on a set of universal ideals.”



Ending the Afghan War Won’t End the Killing

by Stephanie Savell

Since 2015, casualties from explosive remnants of war and abandoned IEDs have been rising rapidly.



When Texas was the national leader in gun control

by Brennan Gardner Rivas

How the land of gunslinger mythology regulated weapons to reduce violence



There Are No Nostalgic Nazi Memorials

by Susan Neiman

Americans could learn from how drastically German society has moved away from the nadir of its history.




Two re-namings, two defaults. How and how not to use history and public memory at Yale

by Jim Sleeper

“The real work for a place at Yale is not about the name on the building. It’s about a deep and substantive commitment to being honest about power, structural systems of privilege and their perpetuation.”

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