An Anti-Capitalist Woman Invented Monopoly and a Man Got All the Credit
February 05, 2015
The surprising origins of a beloved board game.
Right-Wing Politicians Exploit Their Faith for Votes, But the Solution Isn't to Separate Politics From Religion
February 04, 2015
Politicians should start helping the poor instead.
If Anti-Vaxxers Want a Revolution, They Just Might Get One
February 03, 2015
Mass illness often causes massive political change.
The New Republic's Legacy on Race
January 29, 2015
A historical reflection.
It’s Time to Debunk the Churchill Myth
January 16, 2015
His achievements came in spite of, not because of, his particular character.
Henry James Thought Oscar Wilde Was a Talentless Self-Promoter. Here's What Happened When The Two Met.
January 14, 2015
Sometimes it's better to admire your heroes from afar.
We go to the movies to be entertained, not educated.
How The World Fell in Love with America
December 22, 2014
Is America just a "vast conspiracy to make you happy"?
The Hopeful, Anxious Mood the Day Before Charles Lindbergh's Historic Trans-Atlantic Flight
December 05, 2014
Several men had died before Lucky Lindy made it alone from New York to Paris. No one knew he would make it, either.
The Country's Most Revealing Memorial to the Sand Creek Massacre Used to Celebrate the Killings
December 01, 2014
Standing in front of the Colorado state house is a monument to America's confused foreign policy.