What Is Trump Playing at?

The president’s refusal to concede that he lost the election is taking us into dangerous territory.

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How Biden Can Rule America in Spite of Everything

It won’t be easy, but coming after a self-styled “disrupter” opens up its own possibilities.

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How Lincoln Survived the Worst Election Ever

There are many parallels between 1860 and 2020. Let’s hope there aren’t too many.

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Protesters in Portland Topple Statues of Lincoln and Roosevelt

The demonstrations highlighted a mass execution overseen by President Lincoln and also targeted Theodore Roosevelt.

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Our Leader’s Life Is at Risk. Cue the Conspiracy Theories.

Poisons, plots and psychic powers — why is the president’s health such fertile ground for the paranoid imagination?

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Book Review: ‘The Zealot and the Emancipator,’ by H.W. Brands

H.W. Brands’s “The Zealot and the Emancipator” looks at how two opponents of slavery chose very different paths to abolition.

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Lincoln Has Another Lesson for Trump

The essence of the American idea is unity under the law, through and despite difference.

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Searching for the Real Abraham Lincoln

David S. Reynolds’s “Abe” seeks to understand Lincoln by placing him in the context of his times.

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Down With Judicial Supremacy!

The Supreme Court was never meant to be the only arbiter of the meaning of the Constitution.

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Remembering the Presidency of Donald Trump

I wish it were a fever dream in my Covid-clouded mind. But, no, our president believes empathy, like patriotic sacrifice, is for suckers.

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The Never-Ending War Between the White House and the Press

Harold Holzer’s “The Presidents vs. the Press” argues that conflicts between chief executives and journalists go back to the start of the Republic.

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More Than Just a Tweet: Trump’s Campaign to Undercut Democracy

Floating the idea of delaying the election was the latest step in the president’s running effort to discredit the election, risking long-term damage to public trust in the system.

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Rename theMilitary Bases That Honor Confederates

The military should rechristen bases named for Confederates. Better options are not hard to find.

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The Ghost of Woodrow Wilson

The debts our institutions owe to the problematic past can’t just be canceled.

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Is Statue-Toppling a Monumental Error?

Where you place yourself along the vanguard-to-vandals spectrum says a lot about how you see the past — and the future.

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Activists Push for Removal of Statue of Freed Slave Kneeling Before Lincoln

The Emancipation Memorial, intended to commemorate the end of slavery, has prompted a thorny debate over what the interaction between the two figures conveys.

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To Overturn Trump, We Need to Overturn White Supremacy

For that to happen, some monuments — and the historical myths they supported — are going to have to come down.

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Trump’s False Claim That ‘Nobody Has Ever Done’ More for the Black Community Than He Has

The records of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon B. Johnson, among others, beg to differ.

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America, We Break It, It’s Gone

Where can we find the leadership to save the U.S.?

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Why Is Trump Leaving Us to Grieve on Our Own?

The president’s indifference to collective mourning is of a piece with a political movement that denies our collective ties.

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If We Had a Real Leader

Imagining Covid under a normal president.

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Sorry, Abe Lincoln Is Not on the Ballot

But the 16th president is showing up quite a bit in the 2020 race. He remains uncommitted.

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Coronavirus Shows that the Post Office is the Most American Thing We’ve Got

Trump calls it ‘a joke.’ Washington and Lincoln would disagree.

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