Latest from Gillian Brockell

The violence inspired the son of sharecroppers to become an attorney.

  • Oct 17, 2019

I didn’t know that October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Or that October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I do now.

  • Oct 15, 2019

Historians once said the inhabitants of the Caribbean islands were extinct within 160 years of Columbus's arrival. But new research shows that isn't true.

  • Oct 14, 2019

President Trump wasn't awarded the coveted peace prize Friday, but four of his predecessors in the White House have won it.

  • Oct 11, 2019

Here we are in 2019, where it has become necessary to explain to Rep. Matt Gaetz that the classic children’s television show “Captain Kangaroo” was not a courtroom drama.

  • Oct 8, 2019

By Monday, the #CivilWarSignUp and #CivilWar2 were top trending hashtags on social media.

  • Sep 30, 2019

“The first man put at the helm" — George Washington — "will be a good one,” Benjamin Franklin told the Constitutional Convention. “Nobody knows what sort may come afterwards.”

  • Sep 28, 2019

Nobody expects the Trump whistleblower’s anonymity to last as long as Mark Felt’s did. But writer Nora Ephron knew it was Felt all along.

  • Sep 27, 2019

Nixon inspires endless comparisons to Trump, who released a rough transcript of his Ukraine call on Wednesday.

  • Sep 25, 2019

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a Supreme Court justice is taking far longer. But not as long as the 841 days it took to replace Justice Henry Baldwin after his death in 1844.

  • Sep 3, 2018
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