The first lady who couldn’t get her memoir published
November 13th, 2018
Julia Grant didn't a have particularly good experience in the world of publishing. In fact, her memoir wasn’t even published in her lifetime.
Joachim Ronneberg, the saboteur who crippled Nazi atomic bomb project
November 12th, 2018
Ronneberg started speaking about his experience in history in recent years.
America and warfare were never the same after World War I
November 9th, 2018
Along with staggering death tolls, the "Great War" generated memorable literature, geopolitical upheaval, hope, disillusion, the Russian Revolution …
Wong Kim Ark's Supreme Court fight for birthright citizenship
November 8th, 2018
In 1895, the United States tried to deny an American citizen entry to the country even though he was born on U.S. soil.
How the Greeks once used a lottery system to select government officials
November 7th, 2018
Some believed that a lottery was more democratic than a vote.
The makings of an electoral heist
November 6th, 2018
Gerrymandering became a real electoral cudgel with a project called REDMAP.
Rahm Emanuel, Howard Dean and the midterm elections of 2006
November 5th, 2018
Rahm Emanuel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, had two different approaches to taking back the House of …
Fall back, spring forward
November 2nd, 2018
Why, oh, why is daylight savings a thing? It's because for roughly two decades after World War II, no one had any clue what time it was.
Mary Ann Van Hoof and the Marian apparitions
November 1st, 2018
Van Hoof said she also has seen George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Joan of Arc.
Close encounters with the Capitol’s Demon Cat
October 31st, 2018
From the mid-1800s to well into the 20th century, the Capitol’s Demon Cat was the top dog of Washington ghost stories.