What Conservatives Accidentally Get Right About Columbus Day
They say we're living in the world he made, and they're correct! They just think that's a good thing.
No Heroes: The Olympics
The Olympic Games are proof that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, nationalism, and feats of strength.
America Will Defend Its Myths to the Death Before Admitting the Truth
Texas Republicans preferred to go down with the lies of the Alamo than abandon the myth of American exceptionalism.
A History of ‘Americanitis,’ the Nervous Condition That Comes With Living in America
Over a century ago, 'Americanitis' plagued a subset of the country. We're still afflicted today.
State Mottos, Ranked
America's state mottos are pure chaos. Let's rank them.
‘Black Women Are, Always Have Been, and Will Continue To Be the Leaders’
Discourses with: historian Ashley D. Farmer on Black women, Black radicalism, and Black history.
Let’s Revive the Christmas Ghost Story
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and that used to mean terrifying your loved ones with supernatural Yuletide tales.
The Secret Socialist History of America’s Favorite Anthems
Yes, even the Pledge of Allegiance.
No Heroes: Girl Scouts
Being apolitical is not working for an organization I've cherished for much of my life.
Pandemic Life: We Are All Skeletons Now
In 2020, nothing feels truer than a massive, expensive, decorative representation of our own mortality.
Fuck Columbus Forever
It’s honestly unbelievable that anyone still celebrates this holiday. Give to these Native causes instead.
A Visit to the California Town Founded by Black Americans
At the start of the 20th century, a small group of Californians built a new kind of community.
No Heroes: The Racist Legacy of John Muir and American Conservation
The sweeping beauty of America's National Parks hides an ugly history.