ALIEN & SEDITION ACTS
Trump Reprises One of the Founding Fathers’ Worst Mistakes
America’s Love Affair With Madeira Wine
The fortunes of this historic beverage have gone up and down over the last several centuries.
A George Washington-Inspired Bar Crawl
Celebrate the original commander-in-chief’s birthday by drinking in one of his old haunts that are still, amazingly, open.
The Presidential Portraits That Burned
When fire ravaged the Library of Congress in 1851, the cultural casualties included portraits of America’s first three presidents—Washington, Adams and Jefferson—by Gilbert Stuart.
How George Washington Survived America's Worst Winter
The soldiers at Valley Forge risked the prime years of their lives on the hope that the American Revolution would benefit them after the war.
John Avlon: How The Daily Beast Got Under Trump’s Skin
Hint: It has to do with the time Trump’s ex-wife accused him of a violent rape.
Trump Has Spawned an American Identity Crisis
The U.S. has always been a work in progress, but since the Revolution, we have always believed in equality. Now Trump makes us doubt any notion of shared values.
The French General Who Bested Washington Helped Save America
The Revolutionary War’s most important strategic decision wasn’t made by an American.