US History

Total 16 Posts

Uncovering the factors behind QAnon and Trump followers’ blind beliefs.

16 min read
The role of social media as a superspreader of lies.

‘Patriots’ in America: How fighting for your country has taken on new meaning for Trump supporters.

5 min read
The word ‘patriot’ has a particular meaning to many Americans. But some of them took their idea of patriotism a bit far on January 6.

Yellow Gadsden flag, prominent in Capitol takeover, carries a long and shifting history.

5 min read
We may think of flags as fixed symbols with a specific meaning, but there are few symbols whose significance is truly permanent.

Once Donald Trump is out of the White House, Americans should write him out of history too.

6 min read
The outgoing president has threatened US democracy. There must be consequences. Shouldn’t a citizen who tries to destroy the republic have no place in the public memory of the state except by their absence?

Pennsylvania: Why the Keystone State I call home unlocked the White House.

5 min read
A profile of Joe Biden’s home state, which was crucial to securing victory in the 2020 US election.

Who invented the Electoral College?

6 min read
Three approaches were debated during the Constitutional Convention – election by Congress, selection by state legislatures and a popular election, though that was restricted to white landowning men.

Nearly two centuries ago, a QAnon-like conspiracy theory propelled candidates to Congress.

6 min read
A 2019 Emerson poll found that 5% of Americans believe in QAnon. This might seem like a small number. But elections can serve as important platforms to expand movements.
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