Global events and FDR whittled down 1930s opposition to intervention in Europe and steered the nation into World War II.
World War I caused deaths on a then-unimaginable scale, sowed the seeds of WWII and forever restricted our civil liberties.
Populism and progressivism were fueled by idealistic dreams, but in the end they were dragged down by self-interest and racism.
This isn’t the first time our democracy has faced the Founder’s nightmare—but it is the most dangerous.
We have not seen such overt racism from a president since Woodrow Wilson.
There’s a crucial institution in Washington that few in the media seem to be paying attention to, even as President Trump quietly makes it his own.
The Republican front-runner has a built-in treasure house of incredible ideas on foreign policy, such as his wall on the US-Mexican border “My primary consultant is myself I have a very good brain,” he explains The greatness that pours from that organ is enough to make your head spin.
The annual Presidents Day holiday usually gives American history scholars a chance to intellectually fight it out over over which U.S. presidents are the best and the worst. But Think Progress went a different route this year and instead ranked the five most overrated ones.
Before the electoral year of 2012 slinks into history, it is worth a comparative glance back to the electoral year of 1912 to give us some jolting perspective on how degraded our contemporary elections, voter performance and election expectations have become.