The Oklahoma A.P. Test Controversy Masks the Real Scandal of American History Education
February 19, 2015
Republicans are aiming at the wrong target.
Scientists Discover Air Pollution in Peru From Almost 500 Years Ago
February 09, 2015
Humans have been poisoning the atmosphere since well before the Industrial Revolution.
The Puritans Were America's First Anti-Vaxxers
February 06, 2015
The original anti-vaccine movement began 300 years ago.
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.