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How One Man Quietly Stitched the American Safety Net Over Four Decades

Robert Greenstein isn’t a household name. But his career lobbying for the poor has changed the lives of millions of Americans.
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Did Shark Attacks Eat Into Woodrow Wilson’s Votes in 1916?

What shark attacks in 1916 could tell us about the midterms in 2022.

I Asked 5 Fascism Experts Whether Donald Trump Is a Fascist.

The verdict was unanimous.

How Today’s Protests Compare to 1968, Explained by a Historian

Heather Ann Thompson explains what’s changed and what has stayed the same.

How Charitable Donations Remade Our Courts

The Olin Foundation funded the Federalist Society, seminars for judges, and much more.

Court-Packing is the Democrats’ Nuclear Option for the Supreme Court

Why an FDR plan from the 1930s is suddenly popular again.

Andrew Jackson was A Slaver, Ethnic Cleanser, and Tyrant

Andrew Jackson deserves nothing but contempt from modern America, not a place on our currency.
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Woodrow Wilson Was Extremely Racist — Even By the Standards of His Time

He called black people "an ignorant and inferior race," and it gets worse.

3 Reasons the American Revolution Was a Mistake

Washington changed the world forever when he crossed the Delaware—for the worse.