Byline: By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

In studying the history of Italian and German fascism in the 1930s, it is fair to say that the world was not adequately warned about the danger. To...

When progressives and liberals discuss whether Donald Trump should be impeached, the most common historical analogy floated is Richard Nixon...

Jonathan P. Baird: Normalizing sexism

7/25/19

For the last 50 years or so, many American women have challenged their second-class status and have fought for gender equity. On different fronts...

Because so much has been written about the Mueller Report, I decided to read it myself. After wading through, I think most commentary is missing at...

Growing up in the Philadelphia area in the 1960s, I was acutely aware of economic inequality and racism. If you got around the city and suburbs...

Back in 2016, President Barack Obama’s Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, announced that Harriet Tubman would appear on the $20 bill. She would have...

John Quincy Adams has been generally panned by historians as an undistinguished president. Our sixth president, he won the presidency in 1824 after...

I recently spent two weeks in Italy, and while there are many, many things to love about that country, politics is not one of them. Italy is now...

Jonathan P. Baird: The age of ageism

5/5/19

Not too long ago, I was hanging out with a group of guy friends and we were talking about the presidential race. When the subject of Bernie Sanders...

Mass shootings have become institutionalized as an almost normal part of American life, as have the responses to such shootings. After each...

One of the most consequential cases coming before the U.S. Supreme Court this spring term is the Commerce Department’s effort to add a citizenship...

Jonathan P. Baird: How the 1% stay the 1%

3/24/19

Sometimes a story comes along that exposes deep, dark realities that typically remain hidden. Such a story is the college admissions scandal the...

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