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The Presidents and the Press

In light of the recent seizure of AP journalists’ phone records, we examine more than 100 years of Post articles that reflect the changing relationship between the White House and the media. ... More
Illustration by Brian Stauffer

Post Perspective on Healthcare

“Just about every American can cite a personal example of the staggering benefits—and equally staggering costs—of today’s medicine. Here’s mine …” writes Frederick Allen in our September/October 2012 issue. But were the staggering costs always there? Is today’s medicine better than it was 50 or even 60 years ago? After reading our archival pieces below, […] ... More

Obama Wins Nobel for Peace

For the third time in its history, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its Peace Prize to an American president in office. What are your thoughts on the Peace Prize? Who would you have nominated for the award this year? ... More

President Obama to Speak at NAACP

President Obama will be in New York on July 16 speaking to a crowd of 10,000 people. While he has addressed much larger groups, rarely has he spoken on such a significant occasion: America’s first black president will be giving the keynote speech at the 100th birthday celebration of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). ... More

Stumbling Into Socialism

“‘Capitalism is doomed,’ said a recent headline, quoting the Secretary of Agriculture. English, French, German, and American critics have written the same thing before, during, and after every panic or economic crisis that capitalism has experienced in the last two centuries.” States the editorial “Stumbling into Socialism” from the July 20, 1935 issue of The […] ... More

The Spenders

“‘How much cash and credit of the United States Government has been spent since March 4, 1933?’ I finally asked a very high-placed official. He answered calmly enough: ‘I do not know. I do not suppose anybody knows.’” The discussion was quoted in the editorial The Spenders from the August 8, 1936 issue of The […] ... More

Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms

Inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous “Four Freedoms” speech delivered to Congress on the eve of World War II, Norman Rockwell created four paintings depicting simple family scenes, illustrating freedoms Americans often take for granted. ... More