Inaugural balls are crowded and noisy, and the food is served on “upscale plastic ware.”

  • Jim Bendat
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  • Jan 13
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Will Donald Trump institute one? Or is the United States immune?

  • Natalie Duffy, Nate Sibley
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  • Jan 5
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No, most past presidents haven’t gotten daily in-person briefings.

Neither monarchs nor Martin Luther had anything to do with the manger (and no, it isn’t the same as a stable).

  • Candida Moss
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  • Dec 16
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This idea has been a foundational myth of America’s engagement with China almost since President Richard Nixon went there in 1972; it’s been used to justify decades of interaction. On the day China wa...

  • John Pomfret
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  • Dec 9
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Relax: Trump is no Caesar. Yet.

  • Nathan Pilkington
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  • Dec 2
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No, they’re not just kids pulling pranks.

  • Olivia Nuzzi
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  • Nov 23
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No, they didn’t hate sex. But they did hate Catholics.

  • Lori Stokes
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  • Nov 18
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No, we don’t necessarily consent to being governed.

  • Jason Brennan
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  • Nov 11
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No, it’s not apolitical, and the White House doesn’t control the FBI director.

  • Garrett M. Graff
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  • Nov 4
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Despite numerous debunkings, the idea that Salem’s “witches” burned at the stake persists everywhere from online forums to episodes of “The Simpsons.” Joan of Arc and tales of European witch hunts may...

  • Stacy Schiff
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  • Oct 28
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Wait, they’re not actually smarter than the rest of us?

  • Eric Weiner
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  • Oct 21
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No, they’re not always better than traditional schools. And there are fewer of them than you might think.

Actually, President Putin isn’t on Team Trump.

  • Masha Gessen
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  • Oct 7
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In 2008, Cambridge University Press published a book titled “The Nuclear Taboo: The United States and the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons since 1945.” The suggestion that nuclear weapons haven’t been used...

Don’t believe “Game of Thrones”: Medieval Europe wasn’t racially homogenous.

  • Matthew Gabriele
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  • Sep 23
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As the Soviet Union took control of more and more of Eastern Europe after World War II, critics of Franklin D. Roosevelt argued that he — increasingly lethargic and confused because of illness — had b...

  • Barron H. Lerner
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  • Sep 16
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No, they’re not giving us cancer or making us more productive.

No, they can’t stop globalization, and they’re not just for blue-collar workers.

  • Moshe Marvit
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  • Sep 2
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Sorry, air conditioning and citronella won’t protect you.

  • Kim Knowlton
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  • Aug 26
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