Screenwriter Nigel Williams seems to have thought he was working on Fast Times At Moscow High.
Friday A/V Club: When Timothy Leary, Ayn Rand, and Big Mama Thornton shared a microphone
Trump Does Not Need Alligators in Moats for a Draconian Anti-Immigration Crackdown—He's Already Outdoing Ike's Harsh 'Operation Wetback'
Trump admires one of the darkest chapters in America's deportation history.
History provides a window into how abortion bans will play out if re-instituted.
You don’t have to enjoy the genre to find this 16-hour PBS docuseries fascinating.
New HBO documentary is moving … until it wanders into our current politics.
The Founders Were Flawed. The Nation Is Imperfect. The Constitution Is Still a 'Glorious Liberty Document.'
As part of its ambitious “1619” inquiry into the legacy of slavery, The New York Times revives false 19th century revisionist history about the American founding.
The book by political scientist Michael Dichio argues that the Court has done more to promote centralization than protect states, and is the most thorough analysis to date, of this longstanding issue..
If a chaotic concert that nearly failed "defined a generation," what does that actually mean?
Denver NIMBYs are using historic preservation laws to stop a restaurant owner from selling his diner to a developer so he can retire.
The liberal jurist puts judicial integrity before partisan politics.
People are happier, healthier, and wealthier because freer markets have opened the floodgates of innovation, research, and development.
This historian and online-education entrepreneur says runaway slaves, ladies of the evening, bootleggers, and other dropouts and discontents made America free.
The long American spiritual tradition that gave us Marianne Williamson—and Donald Trump
'Killer' Walkman, 'Insane' Bicycles, and Novels Will Rot Your Brain: Pessimist Archive's Jason Feifer on 'Why We Resist New Things'
Jason Feifer's podcast explores "why we resist new things" and tells great stories about panics over the novel, the elevator, the waltz, margarine, and more.
Some on both left and right argue that the American Revolution was a mistake that ultimately caused more harm than good. Here's why they're wrong.
The Declaration of Independence advocates a polity based on universal principles of liberty and equality, not ethnic nationalism. We would do well to remember those principles to day.
The president's seeming ability to always get what he wants masks the reality that anything is possible in today's political and cultural landscape.
The sage of Baltimore on impeachment, the press, and the people
Remember that the Declaration of Independence stands for inalienable rights.
A meticulous re-enactment of the misbegotten prosecution of the Central Park Five gets a lot right.
Though Juneteenth is first and foremost a celebration of the end of slavery, the day has evolved in the 21st century.
Plus: crackdown on emotional support animals, the difference between "platforms" and "publishers," and more...
A Round-Up of Posts in the Volokh Conspiracy Symposium on "Our American Story: The Search for a New National Narrative"
A listing with links to all the posts in the series.
Introducing the Volokh Conspiracy Symposium on "Our American Story: The Search for a New National Narrative"
The symposium will include posts by contributors to this new book on what makes America and its history distinctive.
Historian Daniel Okrent looks back at the bigoted "intellectual justification" for anti-immigration policies.
A history lesson for Americans
Historian Daniel Okrent's new book, The Guarded Gate, recounts the history of bigotry, eugenics, and the "intellectual justification" of anti-immigration policies.
Friday A/V Club: Back in the '80s, Bernie Sanders had a public-access TV show. The archives are now online.