Roundup


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.



  • 7 differences between Trump turmoil and Watergate

    by Jon Marshall

    While the Watergate scandal that forced Nixon to resign in 1974 resembles in some ways the current investigations into possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russia, the analogy isn't perfect.



  • Video of the Week: Insane Asylums

    by Scott Rensberger

    Insane asylums used to dot the American landscape. A photographer documents what remains of the buildings.



  • Thinking about impeachment? Slow down

    by Michael J. Gerhardt

    The more deliberate the inquiry, the better chance that the American people will have confidence in it. For Nixon, the process that led to his resignation took more than two years, and the scope of wrongdoing that those investigations revealed was breathtaking.



  • What Lincoln Thought of “America First”

    by Sidney Blumenthal

    Though he never traveled outside the US, Lincoln embraced an international perspective, celebrating the spread of freedom in Europe. 



  • Trump in Absolute Monarchy during Iran’s Election

    by Juan Cole

    The day the Iranian public bucked the country’s Leader and the other hard liners and put centrist President Hassan Rouhani back in for a second term, the US president was feted with gold metals in an absolute monarchy.



  • Five myths about Watergate

    by Rick Perlstein

    It wasn’t politics as usual, and no, Deep Throat wasn’t pivotal to Nixon’s downfall.


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.



  • Close down all fraternities

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    The real question isn’t how to regulate fraternities; it’s whether we should have them at all.