What’s Jon Meachem Doing Nowadays?

As readers probably know, Jon Meacham, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2008 biography of Andrew Jackson, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, exited as editor of Newsweek in August.  (Newsweek is merging with The Daily Beast.) He is moving to Random House as its executive vice president and executive editor in …

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Recent Discoveries of Early Republic Sources

The Early Republic occasionally grabs the headlines. Granted, they aren't at the same type of headlines generated by the latest faux-celebrity rehab stint or screaming (as opposed to talking) head on cable news or talk radio, but a headline is a headline. For example, A document written by a federal judge 216 years ago has turned up in an unlikely place: …

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