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How I Came to Protest in Front of the White House I Had Worked In
January 19, 2018

For one former political operative, the road to the Women's March began with the fierce, in-your-face approach of the National Organization of Women. Read More

For Martin Luther King Jr., Nonviolent Protest Never Meant ‘Wait and See’
January 12, 2018

In later speeches, his language became more assertive, as he urged those with privilege to reject the comfort of the status quo—and jump into the fray. Read More

Why Populism in America is a Double-Edged Sword
January 5, 2018

Joseph McCarthy's brand of populism proved much darker than, say, Ronald Reagan's. Read More

Balancing Historical Accuracy and a Gripping Story Is a Challenge. ‘The Post’ Nails It
December 29, 2017

It takes more than period props to make audiences care. Read More

For History to Be Written, It Has to Be Made
December 15, 2017

While it’s measured by the big moments, the truth is, history is made every day—by citizens who recognize that their efforts matter. Read More

How Charles Manson Got Under America’s Skin—For Nearly 50 Years
November 30, 2017

A lot of it had to do with that well-honed 'Crazy Charlie' act. Read More