Feb 20

Two cheers for the presidency



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As America remembers her greatest presidents, it’s worth reflecting on the presidency itself, both to celebrate its glories and to ponder its glitches.



Mar 7

Before the government surveilled mosques, it surveilled churches



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A guest post from Mark Stout, SPY Historian, about our country’s long history of suspicion and fear of “hyphenated Americans” during times of national crisis.



Mar 4

Remembering the Last World War I Veteran



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Frank Buckles lied about his age – he was only 16 years old – to enlist in the Army in August 1917.