That it was always Democrats whom Starr found morally deficient and Republicans he defended maybe isn’t so surprising. But given his witch hunt against Bill Clinton in the 1990s that he followed by
Despite what Americans want to believe about the man whom they credit with doing much to end the Cold War, Mikhail Gorbachev is probably best described as the greatest failure of a leader in Russian h
Orrin Hatch is dead. He may have been known as Borin’ Orrin, but his career and positions represented some of the worst tendencies in American history. Born in Pittsburgh in 1934, Hatch grew up in a
Let’s be very clear up front here. Bob Dole was not a nice man. He was never a nice man. Just because he was the last World War II veteran to win the nomination to the presidency at the same time th
Last week, we had a very unfortunate comment thread when I mentioned that one of the bombers portrayed in The Battle of Algiers still lives. Too many commenters basically preferred colonialism to the
Richard Trumka, long-time president of the AFL-CIO, has died of a heart attack at the age of 72. There is much to admire about Trumka’s career. He will be remembered in part for his failure to t
Rush Limbaugh, the gasbag of fascism, is dead. This often drug-addled hypocrite dedicated his entire life to destroying American democracy, to promoting the power of the rich and the racist, to dividi
The vile former GE CEO Jack Welch died recently. History News Network asked if I was interesting in writing one of my patented obituaries for them about this scumbag. How could I turn down that offer?