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White Supremacists Lose Their Sh*t Over Report That Some Vikings Were Muslim (TWEETS)

White Supremacists Lose Their Sh*t Over Report That Some Vikings Were Muslim (TWEETS)

If there’s one thing white supremacists, white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis universally love, it’s Vikings. They freaking worship Vikings, fetishize them, and cannot get enough of all things Viking. To them, Vikings symbolize racial purity and taking what you want by violence. Nazi websites such as The Daily Stormer are fond of using imagery which […]

History Writer Explains: No, Nazis Were NOT Socialists (TWEETS)

History Writer Explains: No, Nazis Were NOT Socialists (TWEETS)

Yes, “Nazi” is a short name for “National Socialist German Workers’ Party.” They put socialist in the name to draw people away from communism, even though this was a far-right organization. Many people try and claim that Nazis were socialist, but they really weren’t. Mike Stuchbery, a history teacher, and writer, recently posted a long […]

102-Year-Old Former Chorus Line Dancer Sees Herself On Film For First Time (VIDEO)

102-Year-Old Former Chorus Line Dancer Sees Herself On Film For First Time (VIDEO)

via Alice’s website: The Wikipedia article for the Harlem Renaissance is a great place to start learning about the time period and cultural movement that Alice was a part of in the beginning of her career. From YouTube: Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the the 1930s and 40s. She danced […]

Presidential Historian Says Trump Asking For Everyone To Obey Is ‘What Mussolini Wanted’

Presidential Historian Says Trump Asking For Everyone To Obey Is ‘What Mussolini Wanted’

It has been suggested that President Trump’s calls for “law and order” and his insistence on people pledging their personal loyalty to him is much like what other dictators in history have required of those close them, and now president historian Douglas Brinkley has made a direct connection to one of history’s most infamous dictators. […]

#TrumpTeachesHistory Is The Hottest–And Funniest–Hashtag On Twitter (TWEETS)

#TrumpTeachesHistory Is The Hottest–And Funniest–Hashtag On Twitter (TWEETS)

As we learned on Monday, Donald Trump knows less about history than your average two-year-old. His comments regarding former president Andrew Jackson and the Civil War were so utterly ridiculous that comedians have been adding new material by the minute. The remarks Trump made in an interview with Sirius XM radio were bad enough, but […]

What Some Conservative Historians Have To Say About Trump’s First 100 Is Bound To Enrage The Donald

What Some Conservative Historians Have To Say About Trump’s First 100 Is Bound To Enrage The Donald

On Saturday, the Trump administration will reach the historical marker of 100 days in office. And this so-called president hasn’t accomplished a single thing. He has failed at his travel ban, the repeal and replacement of Obamcare, his oft-promised wall on the Southern border, tax reform, etc. The number of legislative accomplishments he has in […]

7 Badass Women In History Who Changed The World (VIDEO)

7 Badass Women In History Who Changed The World (VIDEO)

Women have been a driving force throughout our history. Here are just a few of the amazing women that changed the world we live in today: 1. This Old Lady This Holocaust survivor beat up a Neo-Nazi with her handbag in 1985. 2. Kathrine Switzer When Kathrine Switzer entered the #BostonMarathon in 1967, a race […]

Glenn Beck’s Fake College History Class Is Ridiculous (VIDEO)

Glenn Beck’s Fake College History Class Is Ridiculous (VIDEO)

Do you like American history – especially history in which the Founders never did anything wrong and the American Revolution was fought to free the slaves? History in which the Founders rejected evolution and chose creationism almost a century before Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species? If you answered a vacant-eyed “Yes,” then I […]

Historian Warns Trump Could ‘Blow Up’ His Presidency–If He Doesn’t Blow Up Anything Else First (VIDEO)

Historian Warns Trump Could ‘Blow Up’ His Presidency–If He Doesn’t Blow Up Anything Else First (VIDEO)

Donald Trump has already started his campaign for a second term. However, many people in the reality-based world–including yours truly–think Trump is on a double-time march toward being a one-term wonder. Well, one of the nation’s most respected presidential historians is of that same mind. She thinks that unless Trump reins in his now-infamous temper, his […]

Girl Scouts Celebrate Women’s History Month And It’s AMAZING! (VIDEO)

Girl Scouts Celebrate Women’s History Month And It’s AMAZING! (VIDEO)

A group of New York area Girl Scouts celebrated Women’s History Month with a lesson they will never forget. They were selected out of 300 other groups for a photo shoot where they fully transformed themselves into iconic women for the day. The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) collaborated on this project with Tricia Messeroux, the creator and photographer of […]

Historical Origins Of The Term ‘Bleeding-Heart Liberal’ (VIDEO)

Historical Origins Of The Term ‘Bleeding-Heart Liberal’ (VIDEO)

Many right-wingers just love to use the term “bleeding-heart liberal” to describe us. They especially use it when we talk about compassion and inclusion for everyone. You may have heard it if you spend any amount of time debating with conservatives. What Does ‘Bleeding-Heart Liberal’ Mean? This is the definition from Urban Dictionary: “A person […]

(Not My) President’s Day Marches Scouring The Nation (TWEETS)

(Not My) President’s Day Marches Scouring The Nation (TWEETS)

Tensions are mounting all across the country as President’s Day approaches. Why? Because across our dear nation, “(Not My) President’s Day” marches for Donald Trump’s impeachment are being scheduled. Everywhere from California to Colorado have rallies and events that people are signing up for, and they are taking to the streets in a peaceful protest against a […]

What Will The National Prayer Breakfast Be Like Under Trump? (VIDEO)

What Will The National Prayer Breakfast Be Like Under Trump? (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump is facing his first of the many annual events that presidents usually attend. This will be the 64th Annual National Prayer Breakfast, which is on the first Thursday in February. The first president to attend the breakfast was Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. He called it a “wholly enjoyable occasion,” and he talked […]

George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Starting To Feel Realistic (VIDEO)

George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Starting To Feel Realistic (VIDEO)

In 1949, George Orwell published one of the best pieces of dystopian fiction of the century. When I saw Trump getting sworn in, it made me think of this book. His attacks on the freedom of the press and freedom of speech could potentially lead to something like the society portrayed in this novel. Now […]

Top 8 Best Political Protest Songs (VIDEOS)

Top 8 Best Political Protest Songs (VIDEOS)

We have been creating political protest songs for centuries. Here are some of the best songs in protest songs in history: 1. Radiohead – ‘Idioteque’ Radiohead released this politically charged song in the year 2000. Their frontman, Thom Yorke, doesn’t explain his lyrics much, but the song is thought to be about climate change. Here are […]

The History Of Martin Luther King Day (VIDEO)

The History Of Martin Luther King Day (VIDEO)

On April 8, 1968, just four days after Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed, thousands of people marched through Memphis, Tennessee. That week, Detroit Representative John Conyers proposed legislation that would make January 15th, King’s birthday, a national holiday. Two months later, King’s wife, Coretta Scott King, founded the Martin Luther King Center […]

9 Must-See Political History Movies That Will Change You (VIDEOS)

9 Must-See Political History Movies That Will Change You (VIDEOS)

Since our President-elect Donald Trump is a scary, orange menace, we may be looking for some escapism. Here are some movies about politics and politicians to give you a bit of a break from the upcoming political reality we will be subjected to. Some of these are factual. Some of these just have a strong political […]

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