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How Guns Have Destroyed American Idealism
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
Bobby. Martin. Guns took their lives and robbed us of figures of moral authority.
HNN Hot Topics: Gun Violence
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
Right vs. Left: What the Founders believed about gun control.
How Long Has the NRA Been Fighting Gun Control?
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
The story begins way back in the 1930s (not the 1970s as is usually supposed). 
The “Conservative” Label is a Misnomer
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
“Reactionary” is more accurate.
Are We Changing Places with China?
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
We're headed down as we withdraw from the world and China's going up as it embraces a global leadership role. 
Americans Have Again Ranked JFK Among the 3 Best Modern Presidents
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
Are they crazy?
The Trump Administration’s War on Workers
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
His white working class base has been betrayed.
What African Americans Who Knew Lincoln Thought of Him
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
Why a publisher decided to bring out a new edition of the book that told this story.
What You Don't Know About Abolitionism: An Interview with Manisha Sinha on Her Groundbreaking Study
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
Her new book, "The Slave's Cause," rewrites the history of abolitionism. 
Thomas Jefferson’s Failed Investment in Popular Democracy Is Why We Remember Him
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
And it’s we love him still.
Review of "Nullification and Secession in Modern Constitutional Thought," edited by Sanford Levinson
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
"Nullification and Secession" is a survey of what happens when “constitutional dinosaurs” spring back to life.
Review of Oliver Hilmes's "Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August "
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
How did Hitler use the Berlin Olympics to fool the world in 1936?
Trump Is Trump: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
His real estate background isn’t helping him govern.
HNN Hot Topics: Black History Month
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
The best of web commentary on Black History Month.
Our Immigration Debate Is Stuck. Here’s How to Move It.
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
A clue is offered in an article published in The Nation about a century ago.
It’s Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday!
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
At least we’re no longer hiding her statue in the Capitol basement.
6 Myths About the CIA
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
Including a few peddled by one Donald J. Trump.
Roundup Top 10!
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.
Chicago’s Got a Statue Problem too
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
It’s this giant monument to Stephen A. Douglas.
Marching for Justice: 100 Years of the Women’s Suffrage Movement
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
A review of "Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics," a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.
We All Remember FDR’s Speech Explaining Why We Went to War Against Japan …
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
But why did we go to war with Nazi Germany? Few recall FDR’s explanation. We should.
Which Books Did Black Readers Read Before the Civil Rights Revolution?
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
Back then black and white reading tastes were very similar and very middlebrow.
Old Lions Department: Cultural Historian Robert Darnton at 78
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
How this newspaperman became a historian.
Review of Richard Aldous's "Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian" (W. W. Norton, 2017)
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.:  "Daddy's boy" and "action-intellectual."
Review of Jennifer Frost’s “Producer of Controversy: Stanley Kramer, Hollywood Liberalism, and the Cold War”
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
A look at the filmmaker celebrated “for his commitment to socially conscious filmmaking.”
What People Are Talking About
February 21st, 2018, 05:56 AM
Links to important discussions about topics in the news this week.