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1864 elections went on during the Civil War – even though...

Calvin Schermerhorn, Arizona State University The outlook was not promising in 1864 for President Abraham Lincoln’s reelection. Hundreds of thousands of Americans had been killed, wounded...

Must the president be a moral leader?

Michael Blake, University of Washington The best presidents – including figures such as Abraham Lincoln and George Washington – are celebrated not only as good...

On the Supreme Court, difficult nominations have led to historical injustices

Calvin Schermerhorn, Arizona State University Far from being unusual, the hurried and partisan Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh mirrors several notable examples of...

The forgotten history of Memorial Day

Richard Gardiner, Columbus State University In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates and...

Why Trump’s evangelical supporters welcome his move on Jerusalem

Julie Ingersoll, University of North Florida President Trump’s announcement on Wednesday, Dec. 6 that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel received...

Five lessons Trump could learn from Lincoln

Donald Nieman, Binghamton University, State University of New York How will Donald Trump observe Presidents Day? Will he have the inclination or take the...

The political work of the Confederate flag

Joseph Crespino, Emory University The Confederate flag may soon be gone with the wind. It is a remarkable reversal of fortunes for one of America’s most...

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How eclipses were regarded as omens in the ancient world

Gonzalo Rubio, Pennsylvania State University On Monday, August 21, people living in the continental United States will be able to see a total solar eclipse. Humans...