Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:59pm

During the 12 years that followed the adoption of the Constitution, the two men who served as president were the nominally independent but Federalist-inclined George Washington, followed by his vice president, Federalist John Adams. During these administrations, an opposing party — the Democratic-Republicans — solidified under the leadership of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 2:03pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is a hypocrite and a coward.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 4:44pm

Hays, Kan. is a town of about 20,000 people. It sits low and anonymous on the western Kansas plains, about halfway between Kansas City and Denver, where the summer winds blow strong and warm. There’s a gas station downtown — if you can call it downtown — where a heavyset man runs the register. He doesn’t wear a mask while he works. It’s not that he believes the pandemic is a hoax, perhaps he doesn’t even believe it’s overblown. It’s a simple matter of prerogative.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 6:17pm

On a Monday morning in September 1796, readers of the Philadelphia newspaper the Daily Advertiser learned that George Washington, after having served as president for eight years, would not seek re-election for a third term.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:19pm

One hundred and ninety-five years ago, the Democratic-Republican Party tapped a hot-tempered Tennessean nicknamed “Old Hickory” to headline its presidential ticket.

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 6:09pm

A revolutionary tide began to wash over France in 1789. Across the Atlantic, the American public — fresh off its own war of independence that had ended only six years prior — watched the early stages of the revolution unfold with a sense of republican solidarity. In 1793, the revolutionary French government executed King Louis XVI and prepared for war with Great Britain.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:36am

Four months after the Union and Confederate armies receded from Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln boarded a train bound for the southern Pennsylvania town that had witnessed the costliest battle in American history. The following day, he delivered a two-minute speech that redefined our nation’s mission and has since come to be counted among the greatest speeches of all time.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 2:46pm

By mid-April 2016, the U.S. presidential election was starting to take shape. Candidate Donald Trump, having won the Republican primary race, held a commanding lead over a field that had been whittled down to himself, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 2:44pm

It’s 2:15 p.m. on a Tuesday in May, and most of Canada’s federal legislators have taken their seats in the House of Commons chamber. Geoff Regan, a member of Parliament for West Halifax, dressed in the barrister robes of the Speaker of the House of Commons, rises from his stately speaker chair at the end of the aisle dividing the governing Liberal Party from the minority opposition. “Oral questions,” Regan pronounces, before repeating himself in French. He yields the floor to Andrew Scheer, the leader of the Conservative Party and the Question Period is underway.