The Supreme Court’s Faux ‘Originalism’

The conservative Supreme Court's favorite judicial philosophy requires a very, very firm grasp of history — one that none of the justices seem to possess.
First Person

“I Called Jane” for a Pre-“Roe” Illegal Abortion

No woman should have to go through what I went through, and no woman should have to overcome barriers to obtain a safe abortion.

Plant of the Month: Hops

As the craft beer industry reckons with its oppressive past, it may be time to re-examine the complicated history (and present) of hops in the United States

Finding Traces of Harriet Tubman on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

A historian marks the 200th birthday of Harriet Tubman with a visit to her birthplace, only to learn how climate change is washing away her memory.

The 1980s Hearings That Explain Why Trump’s Base Still Loves Him

Bombshell revelations won’t hurt the former president with his core supporters. We have only to look at Oliver North to know why.

Who Segregated America?

Federal housing policies contributed to the segregation of American cities in the twentieth century. But it was private interests that led the way.

The Amelia Earhart Kimono That Spikes a Racist Legend

The kimono helped launch an unkillable conspiracy theory that the Japanese kidnapped Earhart. The garment hasn’t been seen for decades—until now.