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Congressman Steve King Is Not an Outlier
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
The idea of white racial purity and biological determinism runs much deeper than many of us are willing to admit.
Donald Trump Is Really Like Andrew Jackson in this One Way
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
Both men won the presidency in part through racist rhetoric and actions.
Trump V. Kennedy
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
Their different vision of the role of the arts and humanities.

Women Vote for Women?
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
It’s a stale myth and it stinks.
Borking Started Before Bork
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
The borking of nominees to the Supreme Court began when Nixon tried to put Clement Haynsworth on the Supreme Court.
Did Donald Trump Win Because He Had a Better Slogan?
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
Probably not. But what history shows is that presidential slogans are snapshots capturing the desires, aspirations, and sometimes fears of the American people.
The Two Anniversaries that Everybody’s Forgotten
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
They both happened this month. And they were an imperialist’s dream.
Can Our Social Institutions Catch Up With Advances in Science and Technology?
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
We can fly to the moon, but still can’t get along.
America’s Reckless Presidents
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
Eager to escape the White House bubble many have exposed themselves to danger.
The Toll the Great Depression Took
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
That's the story Arthur Miller tells in "The Price," now back on broadway starring Danny DeVito.
The Scary Parallels Between Trump and Mussolini
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
And between Fascism and Trumpism.
What Would the Founding Fathers Make of Originalism? Not much.
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
The stable original intent we can most likely take from them is that we all must be keenly alive to our duty to be thoughtful, compassionate citizens.
What the GOP Anti-Immigration Crowd Doesn’t Know
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
The party’s first president – Abraham Lincoln – endorsed the first and only major law in American history to encourage immigration.
Obama Hasn’t Spoken Out Against Trump Yet. But Will He?
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
If he does, he’ll have plenty of precedents to cite.
Roundup Top 10!
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.
Racist Jurors Watch Out!
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
The Supreme Court has decided that your decisions can be thrown out.
The Trump Administration’s Problem with Watergate
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
They have room on the walls for a letter signed by Nixon but not for a GOP cabinet secretary who helped bring Nixon down.
“Trumpcare” – A Word Democrats Can Learn to Love
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
Personalizing policies is a proven way to discredit them.
Racism Wasn’t the Reason the English Voted for Brexit
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
Voters wanted England to be sovereign again.
Enough of Churchill Already: We Need to Remember Clement Attlee
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
The British live by and large in the radical new world Attlee created at the end of the war.
What Would Woody Do?
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
The advice folksinger and political activist Woody Guthrie would be giving to us were he alive.
First Class Travel on the Orient Express
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
The play is just as good as the stellar movie version of the story produced in 1974.
What People Are Talking About
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM
Links to important discussions about topics in the news this week.