The Nation

on Jan 26, 2015 - 09:00 AM ET
Clinton, Lewinsky

Yes, The Almanac already covered the Clinton impeachment saga for our entry of January 7, the date in 1999 that the Senate trial began. But on this day, the seventeenth anniversary (didn‘t you know?) of the day the president denied having an affair with “that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” we are compelled by the laws of The Almanac to revisit the ordeal once...

150th Anniversary, The Almanac
on Jan 25, 2015 - 07:00 AM ET
Alexander Graham Bell

On this day in 1915, Alexander Graham Bell, the Scottish inventor who received a patent for the telephone in 1876, made the first transcontinental phone call. Later that year, in the issue dated October 7, 1915, The Nation profiled Bell for its regular series, “Notes from the Capital,” which, written by a pseudonymous writer named Tattler, examined prominent...

150th Anniversary, The Almanac
on Jan 24, 2015 - 18:40 PM ET

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thanked the crowd of potential 2016 Republican presidential caucus attendees at Saturday’s “Iowa Freedom Summit” for praying for him when he was taking away the collective-bargaining rights of teachers and snowplow drivers and custodians in their neighboring state.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz built his campaign list by...

on Jan 24, 2015 - 07:00 AM ET
Winston Churchill, wax

The Winston Churchill who died on this day in 1965 was not the Winston Churchill who served on The Nation’s editorial board back in 1920; that would be the American novelist Winston Churchill, to whom the future British Prime Minister wrote in 1899: ”Mr. Winston Churchill presents his compliments to Mr. Winston Churchill, and begs to draw his attention to a matter which concerns them both.” That matter was the confusion over their identical...

150th Anniversary, The Almanac
on Jan 23, 2015 - 14:23 PM ET
Woman and son at employment office

It’s a war. It’s playing favorites. It’s harmful and divisive....

on Jan 23, 2015 - 13:11 PM ET
History Repeats Itself. The Robber Barons of the Middle Ages and Today.

The “bad old days” are the bogeyman of New York politics. By servicing anyone other than oligarchs, this typically race-inflected story goes, Mayor Bill de Blasio risks the return of crime, grime and graffiti.

But the indictment of New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver should make us think of other “bad old days” from the state’s past—the first Gilded Age—when Tammany Hall and its accomplices, the robber barrons (a...

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