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For Romney, Slow and Steady Wins the Zzz...

Karl Frisch | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

You've got to hand it to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. What he lacks in consistency and charisma as the 2012 Republican presidential frontrunner, he makes up for with stunning political awkwardness.

Independence Day, The Declaration Of Independence And Understanding American History

Mitchell Bard | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Whether it is Sarah Palin's butchering of Paul Revere's role in the American Revolution, or Michele Bachmann's mangling of the facts to claim the Founding Fathers tried to abolish slavery, the Tea Party has shown a disdain for knowledge, facts and learning.

Put the Story in History

William Dietrich | Posted 08.29.2011 | Education
William Dietrich

Why not use more historical fiction to hook kids on history? Make our astonishing past a life habit, not a skills exam forgotten hours after it's taken.

Sarah Palin, My President

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

There would be many chances for unique moments in the White House if Sarah Palin were president. How about Sarah on horseback, ringing bells like Paul Revere did, shouting, "The Democrats are coming!"

Two If By Tea: Rush Limbaugh Releases Paul Revere-Themed Drink

Posted 08.16.2011 | Home

Rush Limbaugh will soon release his own brand of sweet tea, to be called "Two If By Tea," in honor of the famous Paul Revere-via-Henry Wadsworth Longf...

WATCH: Conan Presents 'The Sarah Palin History Channel'

Posted 08.08.2011 | Comedy

Poor Sarah Palin. Even when embarking on a vaguely-defined bus tour, the darn media insists on asking her "gotcha" questions. The latest: "What did Pa...

Weiner, Palin: Ready. Aim. Aim...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.07.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Over here, a congressman's squirm-inducing online sex life. Over here, a former governor's jaw-dropping ignorance of basic American history.

WATCH: Bicycle Kid Encourages Sarah Palin

Posted 08.07.2011 | Comedy

The world needed this. That little boy who learned to ride a bike and then gave an amazing motivational speech is starting to get all meme-y. He ha...

WATCH: Colbert Defends Palin, Hacks Wikipedia, & Reenacts Paul Revere

Posted 08.07.2011 | Comedy

Say what you will about Sarah Palin, she's got to be doing something right to inspire such intense support. She's so beloved by her fans, in fact, th...

WATCH: Conan Spoofs Palin's Paul Revere Story

Posted 08.07.2011 | Comedy

Sarah Palin raised eyebrows last week when she morphed the midnight ride of Paul Revere into a bizarre parable for the Second Amendment that included ...

Palin's Not Alone, Politicians Have Habit Of Twisting Historical Record

The Washington Post | David A. Fahrenthold | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

But in Washington, nobody should feel too smug, as Palin is hardly the only politician with a habit of helpfully twisting the historical record, accid...

Bad News For Palin In Wake Of Paul Revere Remarks

Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Tuesday finds that nearly two-thirds of Americans "definitely would not" vote for Sarah Palin for pres...

FACT WATCH: Sarah Palin's Twist on Paul Revere

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Sarah Palin's much-ridiculed story of Paul Revere isn't entirely wrong, but it's badly twisted. How does Palin's version compare with, say, Paul Revere's? Not very well.

Against Historical Fundamentalism: Jill Lepore on the Tea Party

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books
Feisal G. Mohamed

With Sarah Palin making headlines for a gaffe on Paul Revere's Midnight Ride, it seems an apt time to pick up Lepore's The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History.

Sarah Palin and Her Political Tornado

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

The problem with this potential Palin strategy for the GOP is this -- once Palin has sucked all the air out of the political back rooms and dispatched her opponents, what will the Republicans do for a real candidate when she drops out?

'Morning Joe' Skewers Palin's Paul Revere Story

Posted 08.06.2011 | Media

Sarah Palin has caught a lot of flak for her somewhat unique retelling of Paul Revere's midnight ride, but if she was seeking aid and comfort from the...

Sarah Palin Supporters Attempted To Edit Wikipedia Page On Paul Revere

Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

Last week, Sarah Palin told a local news station in Boston that Paul Revere "warned the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms." As t...

Elise Foley

Sarah Palin: Obama 'Noble' For Wanting To 'Go Down With The Ship' | Elise Foley | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Potential GOP presidential candidate Sarah Palin bashed the Obama administration's economic stimulus package on Sunday, saying the White...

The World #AccordingToPalin

Posted 08.03.2011 | Comedy

It's too bad "The Daily Show" is on hiatus until Monday night. Just a few hours ago, Sarah Palin was videotaped explaining Paul Revere's significance ...