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A History of the Unloved Electoral College The 2016 election results caused plenty of bitterness—not the least of which had to do with the …

The First White President The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. It is insufficient to state the obvious …

How Mao Molded Communism to Create a New China Toward the end of his life, dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease, Mao Zedong claimed two …

Colin Kaepernick Has a Job Any given weekend, being allowed to enter the Vintage Lounge seems highly probable, so long as you are 21 …

The Rise of the Valkyries A month after Donald Trump took office, an activist named Lana Lokteff delivered a speech calling on women to …

Does anyone in the White House understand what the Department of Energy actually does?

James Mattis, a Warrior in Washington On January 22nd, two days after President Trump was inaugurated, he received a memo from his new Secretary …

How Jokes Won the Election Since November 9th, we’ve heard a lot of talk about unreality, and how what’s normal bends when you’re in …

Episode 4: Music, McCarthy and the Sound of Americana How can music — even music without lyrics — be political? We explore that question in episode …

How Gotham Gave Us Trump Trump Tower opened in 1983—a gleaming, ostentatious building in a grimy, troubled city. At its base was an orange …