Kevin McCarthy leadership fight could break 100-year record
McCarthy can only lose five votes from the GOP's 222-seat House majority before failing to meet the minimum needed to become Speaker.
JFK's assassination remembered in historic photos, videos on anniversary
A stunned country was informed of the news by reporter Walter Cronkite, who removed his glasses, cleared his throat and blinked rapidly during the broadcast.
Shipwreck of WWI German U-boat Discovered off Virginia in 400ft of Water
The wreck of the German U-Boat U-111 was intentionally sunk by the U.S. Navy in 1923 after it was captured at the end of the war.
Historians Trash DeSantis' Understanding of U.S. History—'Beyond Ignorance'
Ron DeSantis's claim that the American revolution "caused people to question slavery" has been rejected by historians.
Fact Check: Did Queen Elizabeth II Reign for 30 Percent of U.S. History?
A tweet from academic Matt Glassman claiming Queen Elizabeth II reigned for 30 percent of U.S. history went viral. But was he correct?
John Hinckley, Would-Be Reagan Assassin, Has Fifth Concert Cancellation
John Hinckley Jr. told Newsweek that he was "being met with a cancel culture in the music business."
A Master Class From David McCullough, America's Emeritus History Professor
America's greatest historian knew that stories mattered, people mattered and, most important, context mattered.
Should Supreme Court Justices Believe in Natural Rights?
If Judge Jackson does not believe that our rights as Americans are "natural," originating from our equal status as human beings, from where does she think our rights come?
The Woman Whose Tireless Efforts Helped Launch the Famed Tuskegee Airmen
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune's friendship with first lady Eleanor Roosevelt led to the desegregation of pilot training programs.
Changing the Narrative of a Nation, Chinese and American Style
In America, it's China in reverse: A very different brand of amnesia—and self-hatred—is being promoted.
President-Elect Joe Biden Will be America's Oldest Ever Commander in Chief
Biden will break records as the oldest person to be elected president as well as the oldest sitting president in U.S. history.
What is American Exceptionalism? Political Ideology on Trump's Agenda
The second term agenda does not clarify if American exceptionalism would be taught as an ideology, or studied as a critical concept to better understand U.S. history.
GOP Rep Introduced Bill to Ban Democratic Party for Past Support of Slavery
While the Democratic Party did support slavery in its past, the politics of both parties have changed a lot since the Civil War and Civil Rights Era.
The Long, Happy Life of Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee
As discussions about race and opportunity proliferate in the weeks and months to come, McGee's life story is an inspiration for us all.
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Are Bidets More Hygienic Than Just Using Toilet Paper
Imagine waking up and getting in the shower, only to rub your body with toilet paper. Feeling "sparkly clean"? No, right! Then, why we are so comfortable doing exactly that to the dirtiest part of our bodies—our nether regions.
Why Americans Are So Obsessed With Sandwiches
The surprising inside stories of five classics, including PB&J.
Presidents Who Have Been Accused Of Sexual Misconduct
Sexual assault allegations against the president are an unavoidable part of United States history.
Looking for Alternative U.S. History? We're Living It
Sidney Blumenthal writes that HBO should base its what-if history "Confederate" on what really happened
The Carter Legacy: What About the Failed Iran Hostage Mission?
Jimmy Carter's reputation is being rehabilitated. But he did make one gargantuan mistake.
Albert Einstein: A Driven, Curious and Innovative Mind That Changed the Course of History
By 1921, Einstein was recognized as one of the most talented minds of his generation.
The Bronx Is Back to Ordinary, and That's Progress
No longer burning, the Bronx is suddenly hot.
A Photojournalist Recalls the Unvarnished Truth of Vietnam
The Vietnam War was the first time Americans had a daily photographic record of the conflict.