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political history



  • The GOP Appointees Who Defied the President

    by Michael Koncewicz

    Before Watergate became a story that dominated the national media in the spring of 1973, there were individuals within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the IRS that took dramatic steps to block Nixon’s attempts to politicize their work.  



  • How America Ends

    by Yoni Appelbaum

    A tectonic demographic shift is under way. Can the country hold together?


  • The Two Internationalisms

    by Lawrence Wittner

    The right has long criticized internationalism, but why is the left doing so today? 



  • 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.