Jarrett Stepman

Jarrett Stepman is an Associate Editor of Breitbart News. You can email him at jstepman@breitbart.com.

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America’s 5 Most Legendary Duels

There was a time in American history when insults and a lack of civil decorum in politics or otherwise came with far greater consequences, especially for men of distinction. Mar 14, 2014 7:58 AM PT

Review: ‘Lincoln’s Boys’ Defend Honest Abe’s Legacy

The old adage that “winners write history” is mostly untrue; historians write history. The way future generations view the past often comes through the myriad of complex and biased accounts of those who bothered to record it. Mar 10, 2014 12:56 PM PT

Adm. Chester W. Nimitz's WWII Operational Diaries Released Online

The Naval War College released a massive amount of Adm. Chester W. Nimitz’s operational diaries from World War II on Monday. The 4,000 page “Graybook” collection, funded by the Naval War College Foundation, details Nimitz’s experience as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, capturing his thoughts on many of the most critical naval battles in American and world history. Feb 24, 2014 12:50 PM PT

Iwo Jima: ‘The Ghastly Price of Freedom’

This Wednesday, February 19, marked the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. One of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific War and all of World War II, the month-long slug-fest between American and Japanese forces in many ways set the stage for the firebombing of Japan and the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Feb 21, 2014 7:52 AM PT

President’s Day: George Washington’s Republican Virtue

In his first inaugural address as president of the United States, George Washington said, “The sacred fire of liberty and destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered, perhaps, as deeply, as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” Feb 17, 2014 8:49 AM PT

Heeding the Fall of Rome in an Age of ‘Caesarism’

The Founding Fathers built this country with the Roman Republic’s model in mind and were even more concerned about what caused its fall than how it rose to prominence. Rob Goodman, author of a new Cato the Younger biography, Rome’s Last Citizen, recently wrote an article in Politico discussing the historical comparison between the United States and the last days of the Roman Republic. Jan 25, 2014 1:25 PM PT

Day of Infamy at Pearl Harbor

Gen. Billy Mitchell, one of the fathers of the American Air Force, made the bold claim in 1925 that Japan would attack the militarily unprepared United States “by striking first at Hawaii, some fine Sunday morning.” Most thought Mitchell was insane, his prediction ludicrous, and few had the desire for a new build-up of arms and military power. Dec 7, 2013 9:05 AM PT

Lee Harvey Oswald and the ACLU

Although conspiracy theories abound as to who orchestrated President John F. Kennedy’s murder 50 years ago, there is little doubt regarding who actually pulled the trigger and shot the 35th president: left-wing radical Lee Harvey Oswald. Nov 22, 2013 10:14 AM PT

Gettysburg Address: The Power of Eternal Truths

One-hundred fifty years ago, President Abraham Lincoln stood before a crowd of journalists, soldiers, citizens, and statesmen in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and delivered perhaps the most famous speech in the English language. Nov 19, 2013 8:27 AM PT

First Whig Party Candidate Elected Since Reconstruction

Modern Whig Party candidate Robert “Heshy” Bucholtz, a 39-year old software engineer, was voted in as an election judge in the Democratic bastion of Rhawnhurst in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Nov 9, 2013 9:03 AM PT

Historian Diana West Wins Prestigious Award for Provocative Cold War Narrative

Historian and widely published syndicated columnist Diana West has received the 2013 Mightier Pen Award from the Center for Security Policy. West’s most recent book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, details communist and Soviet infiltration into American government during the Cold War. Sep 19, 2013 6:42 PM PT


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