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Articles by David Head

July 15, 2022 5:30 am

Ranking Presidents Is a Game, Not a Science

And historians who advise presidents should remember the limits of their expertise.
David Head
March 5, 2022 10:03 am

Let’s Not Revive Privateering to Take Russian Superyachts

Leave it in the 19th century.
David Head
January 13, 2021 1:20 am

The 14th Amendment Is Not an Alternative to Impeachment

This is not the time to flex the Constitution, despite the need for urgency.
David Head
January 9, 2021 4:42 pm

Use Impeachment, Not the 25th Amendment, to Remove Trump

The amendment was not intended for this purpose, and could worsen the current instability.
David Head
September 19, 2020 10:34 am

Why We Love to Talk Like Pirates

Cultural and literary fascination with buccaneers goes back to when they were still swarming the seas.
David Head
July 9, 2020 5:30 am

No, Teens Are Not Having ‘Coronavirus Parties’

The latest in a long line of rumors—remember the Tide pods?—born of intergenerational incomprehensibility.
David Head
June 27, 2020 5:30 am

We Need ‘Dad History’ to Help Understand Our Monuments

The civic value of high-quality, eminently readable history.
David Head