America’s Love Affair With Madeira Wine
A George Washington-Inspired Bar Crawl
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.
Seen This Movie
How the Alt-Right Is Like Al Qaeda
The far right knows to play backlash politics to draw more recruits. And the left, by coming after Washington and Jefferson, may just be helping them.
Slavery Haunted Washington—His Heirs Didn’t Get the Message
As he neared death, George Washington was wracked with guilt over slavery, but his doubts fell on deaf ears, especially among his slave-owning descendants.