Franz Lidz wrote an essay in the New York Times that is worth your time.
A review of First and Always: A New Portrait of George Washington, by Peter R. Henriques.
State legislators are in for a surprise. Why the capture of new education standards by the Left is a near certainty.
The big new research boon in the humanities is Google Books, which allows whole-text searching of all the holdings of the greatest libraries in the world.
Hanukkah is a thoroughly Zionistic holiday. Not exactly a popular ideology in certain quarters these days.
The only effective mitigation against being surprised as we were on December 7, 1941 or September 11, 2001 is to be the surpriser, and not the surprisee.