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HNN Topics


  • NYT Reports Trump's Leaked Tax Returns

    The report, based on Trump's leaked tax records, indicates that he routinely used business losses to avoid taxes, but also has significant mortgage debts due in the near future. 


  • Historians on the 2020 Election

    by HNN Staff

    Trump resumes campain rallies despite COVID, simultaneous town halls replace a debate, and the national media catches on to the threat of violence. The election is less than three weeks away. 


  • Trump's "History Conference" Attacks Critical History

    Trump attempted to make school history curriculum a culture war front and pledged to establish a "1776 Commission" to ensure patriotic history education. CONTENT WARNING: Some historians responded with swear words.


  • William Barr and the Rule of Law

    The Attorney General faces scrutiny from Congress over his role in dealing with protest, directing the course of investigations on Trump's inner circle, and the integrity of the election.


  • Historians Face Back-To-School as Parents, Too

    Historians are parents and childcaregivers (and historians teach in primary and secondary schools!) too. Their thoughts on safety, the impact on working parents, remote learning and more.


  • Tom Cotton Goes to War with the 1619 Project

    The Arkansas Republican Senator introduced a bill to block any federal funds from being used to teach the (free) companion curriculum to the New York Times's 2019 special issue on the centrality of slavery to American history.