The observation of Decoration Day, eventually renamed Memorial Day, gains new importance with each war, and our coverage of this commemorative occasion over the decades... More
About: Jeff Nilsson
Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives and a website editor. He is a specialist in American History, with graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, University of New Mexico, and Eastern Michigan University. He writes our website's weekly Retrospective feature, and is directing the program of digitally converting the magazine's 190 years of issues.
Ninety-five years have passed since Mother's Day became a national holiday. In the years since then, Americans have become accustomed to the annual flood of... More
From training to naming, the business of the "two most exciting minutes in sports" unfolds before our eyes as we delve into the archives for... More
Tact, diplomacy, and subtlety seem to be fading away as politicians and journalists adopt more dogmatic tones and indulge in accusations, personal attacks, and sweeping... More
Before the days of performance-enhancing drugs, crafty pitchers were engaging in this less sophisticated form of cheating.... More
Life's certainties: death, taxes, and one more thing ...... More