Here's a sampling of some of the ludicrous folderol that people have tried to post on my blog over the years.
Were Presidents elected in years ending in zero really "cursed" to die in office? In reality the pattern is a lot more random than it might seem.
The famous 1979 accident at Three Mile Island made nuclear power a much bigger gamble, politically and economically speaking.
Two eerily similar fire disasters, one in 1911, another in 1958, occurred within a five-block area of New York. Are these tragedies somehow linked?
The second short story from a troubled near-future America shows another dark side of the implications of authoritarianism.
Misguided people who try to use medieval history to advance modern ideologies are missing the point--and are seriously damaging our understanding of the past.
One of the grandest plantations in the South when it was finished in 1857, Belle Grove had a long, sad history of ruin until it finally burned in 1952.
A dispatch from the near future, where the government of the United States has been overthrown by a cat video.
An almost medieval-looking Paris captured on film ceased to exist shortly after these photos were taken in the 1850s.
A movie about the famous 1991 battle over Clarence Thomas's nomination leaves us with a lot to think about as we face the next confirmation.