This month, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L, reports the New York Times. B.L., a high-school cheerleader, was kicked off her school’s cheer team for sending a distasteful image and profanities via SnapChat. Discussing the case in the Spring 2018 issue of
Some lame-duck presidents and lawmakers managed to pack in major, sometimes stinging initiatives during their final weeks in office. Americans borrowed the term “lame duck” from the British, who first applied the insult to bankrupt businessmen in the 18th century and then to 19th-century politicians whose time in office was
Early American colonists may not have had electricity, plumbing or cars, but they found ways to make daily life easier with these objects. It should come as no surprise that people living in the original 13 colonies lived harder lives than contemporary Americans, without the benefit of the modern conveniences.
“I blush for mankind.” That was Nikolay Karamzin’s withering verdict on the reign of Catherine the Great. Karamzin – who, in the early 19th century, penned a wideranging history of Russia – wasn’t the only historian to disapprove of the empress’s behaviour. In fact, ever since Catherine died in 1796,
A Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Chester E. Finn, Jr., joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Finn’s new policy analysis, which looks into the state of school accountability five years after the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Finn’s analysis, “School Accountability
Emma Griffin tackles internet search queries and questions submitted by listeners about Britain’s Industrial Revolution, from the key inventions and cultural impact to workers’ rights and child labour. Explore more episodes in our ‘Everything you wanted to know’ podcast series How to download the HistoryExtra podcast Download as MP3 Journal
Edward Brooke-Hitching discusses his book The Madman’s Library, which tells the stories of some of history’s strangest literary curiosities, from hoax manuscripts and books of demonology to volumes written in blood or bound in human skin. How to download the HistoryExtra podcast Download as MP3 Journal of Human Hypertension Ad.