History

The Controversy Over 'Selma' Shows Why You Shouldn't Fact-Check Movies
January 08, 2015

We go to the movies to be entertained, not educated.

How The World Fell in Love with America
America as a "vast conspiracy to make you happy"
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.

You’re Wrong, You’re Wrong, You’re Definitely Wrong, and I’m Probably Wrong, Too
What it was like to edit The New Republic at its most contentious
November 17, 2014

What it was like to edit The New Republic at its most contentious.

Abraham Lincoln Was Not A Man of the People
November 11, 2014

Reevaluating the legacy of our 16th president

The Story of How The New Republic Invented Modern Liberalism
November 09, 2014

In honor of our 100th anniversary, the history of our founding.

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