Published: November 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm
President George Washington happily agreed to Congress' request for a national day of thanksgiving in 1789. His opponents declared that he'd overstepped his constitutional bounds.
Published: November 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm
For nearly 70 years the Eisenhower Foundation has been working to preserve the legacy of and the values exemplified by General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Published: November 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm
An account of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Herbert Brownell Jr., the man who would become his attorney general; written by Brownell's daughter Ann Brownell Sloane.
Published: May 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm
Author David Caffey traces the political and economic activities of New Mexico's shadowy, well-connected Santa Fe Ring even as he questions its very existence as an organized entity.
Published: November 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm
In an excerpt from Death Zones and Darling Spies, Beverly Keever explores new evidence that support her 1968 story for Christian Science Monitor that Richard Nixon secretly tried to scuttle President Johnson's peace talk plan days before the election
Published: June 17, 2013 at 11:57 am
Last time out we began a discussion of a seemingly insignificant event. Near the end of May 1944, Monsignor Jozef Tiso, the wartime leader of Slovakia, paid a visit to Adolf Hitler at the latter's headquarters in East Prussia–the famous …
Published: May 29, 2013 at 11:15 am
Last time out we discussed an Allied deception operation called Starkey.
Designed to simulate a landing in the Pas de Calais in 1943, and thus to draw off German strength from Italy (where the Allies actually were landing at the …
Published: May 01, 2013 at 12:08 pm
What would you recommend an international tribunal do if an accused or convicted violator of international law refuses to submit to due process? Should international law trump a nation's sovereign law?…
Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:17 pm
Branded a left-wing peacenik during his 1972 presidential campaign against incumbent Richard M. Nixon, Senator George S. McGovern lost that race in a landslide, winning only Massa-chusetts and Washington, D.C. A major reason for his defeat was his opposition to …
Published: February 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm
Meet the real Thaddeus Stevens, the man who inspired Tommy Lee Jones' impassioned performance in Spielberg's Lincoln.
Published: December 06, 2012 at 11:53 am
'American Experience: First Freedom - The Fight for Religious Liberty,' premiering Dec. 18 on PBS, is an informative, even-handed examination of why America's founders made religious liberty a basic human right.
Published: November 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm
Black April by George Veith is an illuminating examination of South Vietnam's fall in 1973-1975.
Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Five young idealists became the first Yanks to join the fight against Germany on the battlefield
Published: October 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm
Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam veteran and former Nebraska senator, talks about his combat experience, serving alongside his brother Tom, and his recent selection to lead an advisory committee for the 50th anniversary events commemorating the Vietnam War
Published: August 01, 2012 at 11:40 am
Jonathan Haidt explains the psychology behind our polarized politics
Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm
A new production on Broadway, The Columnist, which ran April through June 2012, examines the life of famed Cold War–era journalist Joseph Alsop (1910-89), whose op-ed column "Matter of Fact" ran in hundreds of newspapers for nearly 40 …