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How Was the Show, Mrs. Lincoln? After a hundred and fifty years, will it always be “too soon” to laugh at the Lincoln assassination?
Political Revolutions Uprisings and rebellions.
Clear and Present Danger 1919 / Washington, DC
The Bourgeois Revolution 1848 / London
The Reasons Why c. 330 BC / Athens
No Common Bond 1860 / Columbia, SC
Taking Office 2014: At midnight on January 1st, Bill de Blasio officially began his term as mayor of New York City. The...
Simone Weil Demystifies the Magic Word 1938 / Paris
José Martí & Stokely Carmichael The Cost of Freedom
H. L. Mencken on Balder and Dash 1921 / Baltimore
New Hires 1947 / Washington, DC
Life Sentence 2013: Family members of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a currently imprisoned member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, say the political...
Peace Treaty with the Almighty A deathbed apologia is left to the last minute for Napoleon’s famous dealmaker, the Prince de Talleyrand.
Fool Me Once 2013: In a gesture of goodwill, the United States returned an ancient artifact to Iran—the artifact in question, though, is...
Breakaway 2013: Unhappy with what they see as an increasingly liberal state government, citizens in rural Ward County, Colorado are making...
Your Shutdown Questions Answered. With History. The who, when, why, where, and how of government shutdowns.
Filibusted 2013: Senator Ted Cruz’s attempted block of a bill that would allow the government to fund itself (and avoid a...
From the Sea, Freedom Sealand, micronations, and the libertarianism of the sea.
Should I Stay or Should I Go? 2013: Edward Snowden, who earlier this summer leaked information about the NSA’s broad surveillance program, has been granted temporary political...
Royal Pain 2013: Not all Britons are thrilled about the arrival of the still-unnamed royal baby. Criticism of media coverage of the...
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