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Trending on HNN in 2018

Most Popular Op-Eds of 2018 

These five Op-Eds published in 2018 drew more hits than any others published this year on HNN. 

#1 The End of the Trump Presidency Now Looms By Ron Feinman

#2 What’s Wrong with “Chappaquiddick,” the Movie By Mel Ayton

#3 Is This the Way to Talk About Maxine Waters? By Derek Litvak

#4 Why Is Christian America Supporting Donald Trump? By John Fea

#5 Should We Be Worried We’re Heading for Civil War 2.0? By Richard F. Miller

Most Popular Blog of 2018

Stone Age Brain By Rick Shenkman 

Most Popular Original Articles of All-Time on HNN

#1 When Did the Catholic Church Decide Priests Should Be Celibate? By Helen L. Owen 

#2 What Is the Difference Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims--and Why Does It Matter? By HNN Staff

#3 Top 6 Differences Between the Ancient and Modern Olympics By Kelley Duddleson

#4 Why did Jefferson change "property" to the "pursuit of happiness"? By Carol V. Hamilton

#5 The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics By Edwin Black