Donald Trump and Sean Hannity speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

The Difference Between Nixon and Trump is Fox News

Fox News shields President Trump, but his love for their conspiracies might bring him down.
President Ford meets privately with the family of Dr. Frank Olson in the Oval office on July 21, 1975. The President apologized on behalf of the U.S. Government for the scientist's death.

From Mind Control to Murder? How a Deadly Fall Revealed the CIA’s Darkest Secrets

Frank Olson died in 1953, but it took decades for his family to get closer to the truth.
An Afghan National Army soldier stands beside Cpl. Greg Deane, a team leader with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2, during a joint security patrol through the area outside Patrol Base Habib (2010).

Back to the Long War: Helmand Province Eight Years Later

Hundreds of Marines lost their lives in Helmand. Former Marine Christopher Jones returns to see what those losses achieved.
A 1919 map depicting the 1796 presidential election. Despite France's efforts, John Adams narrowly won.

The Founders Knew That Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections was Dangerous

The origins of our efforts to keep foreign countries out of our elections.
President George H. W. Bush walking with James A. Baker III in 1991.

‘We Absolutely Could Not Do That’: When Seeking Foreign Help Was Out of the Question

To All other White Houses enlisting foreign powers to obtain a political advantage at home was seen as unwise and politically dangerous, if not wrong.
Oliver North testifying before Congress (1987).

Democrats with Dreams of Impeachment Should Consider how Iran-Contra Turned Out

The investigation brought indictments and convictions — but Reagan weathered the storm.

The Electoral College Was Terrible From the Start

It’s doubtful even Alexander Hamilton believed what he was selling in “Federalist No. 68.”
President-elect Nixon, center, shares a joke with California Gov. Ronald Reagan, left, and Lt. Gov. Robert Finch during a luncheon in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 2, 1969.

The Most Dangerous American Idea

No belief in the history of the US has been more threatening to democracy than the certainty that only white people are fit for self-government.
White power message poster (ca. 1965-1980)

White Power

A review of two recent books about white paramilitarism in the wake of the Cold War.
The 1868 impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson.

Impeachment is the Right Call Even if the Senate Keeps President Trump in Office

Awaiting a Senate trial might curtail Trump's worst behaviors.

Can Colonial Nations Truly Recognise the Sovereignty of Indigenous People?

The Lakota, like other groups, see themselves as a sovereign people. Can Indigenous sovereignty survive colonisation?
President Andrew Johnson.

Andrew Johnson’s Violent Language — and Trump’s

The House should consider the president’s incendiary rhetoric as a separate offense, worthy of its own article of impeachment, as it was in 1868.