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Not Until the Loving Decision Legalizing Interracial Marriage Did the Supreme Court Denounce White Supremacy
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
What does that tell you?
Is Donald Trump’s War on Obama Unprecedented?
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
Alas, the answer is no.
The Trump Doctrine in the Middle East Is to Follow Saudi Arabia’s Lead
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
This explains what sparked the Saudi-Qatari Cold War.
Roundup Top 10!
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.
The Myth that Hobbles Our Understanding of the Six Day War
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
The myth? The fiftieth anniversary marks fifty years of occupation.
The World’s Nuclear Powers Are Renewing their Race to Catastrophe
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
But non-nuclear powers in the UN are pushing back. In July there will be a vote on a treaty in the UN to outlaw nukes.
How Hollywood Keeps Getting Afghanistan Wrong
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
From the glory of Charlie Wilson’s War to the pathos of Brad Pitt’s new movie, War Machine.
A Key Turning Point in Darwin’s Thinking – And It Didn’t Happen in the Galapagos Islands
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
It happened in a London zoo.
Review of "Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools" by Jonathan Zimmerman and Emily Robertson
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
Controversy belongs in the classroom.
My Cheating Memoirs #3: Ladysmith Black Mambazo Plays Vermont
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
The students claimed they'd watched the performance.  They hadn't.  They'd lied. 
Now Shakespeare's Being Set in a New Jersey Junkyard?
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
Yes. It's  "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."  And it works.
America in Crisis: Our Grotesque Predicament
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
The first in a series.
We’ve Gone from American Exceptionalism to American Unexceptionalism
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
This is what Trump has accomplished in 6 short months.
Rural and City Folk ARE Different, and History Shows this Isn’t New
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
But what the past also suggests is that the right forms of investment in such areas as infrastructure and education may provide part of the solution to the problems that beset both.
The Debate over the Lack of Debate on the GOP Healthcare Plan
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM

The Political Uses of the Past Project discovered in Senate speeches an unusual number of references and appeals to history. 

Roundup Top 10!
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.
Did Russia Kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
Friday’s claim should be taken with a grain of salt.
China’s Moving in on Africa. Why Africans Should Be Afraid.
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
As China increases its footprint on the continent there will doubtless be more push back with no guarantees it will be any smoother than the rest of Africa’s beleaguered history.
What Does H.R. McMaster’s Famous Book Tell Us About Him?
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
How would McMaster today compare the Vietnam policy he indicted in his book with the failed record of counter-insurgency in which he has played so signal a role?
My Cheating Memoirs #2: Freud's Four Stages of Sexuality in Mississippi
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
You remember the 4 stages, right?  Oil, annual, psychosexual, and nonmanual.
Why There’s Plenty to Celebrate on JFK’s 100th Birthday
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
“My children ask why I still admire Kennedy since he betrayed his marriage vows. He matured as a leader, I say.”
What Fax Machines Can Tell Us About Electric Cars
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM

Imagine if you could fill up your GM car only at GM gas stations.   It's the fax system problem all over again.

An Outrageous Claim About Jefferson Made to Make a Point
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
On the “sloppiness of much of Jeffersonian scholarship.”
Deep Soap Opera and Villainess (?) in 1830s England
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
"My Cousin Rachel" is a delicious romantic puzzle and a good old English family squabbles tale, and DuMaurier fans will love it.
How's that New Movie About Slain Rapper Tupac Shakur?
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
"All Eyez on Me" is a fierce, vivid look at rap music history in the 1990s and the way that Tupac and his music shook up a nation of young people in search of a new world and a new star to lead them to it.
What People Are Talking About
June 29th, 2017, 04:37 AM
Links to important discussions about topics in the news this week.