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Weirdest Bucket List Ever?

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.17.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

After much prodding from my mortician, I've finally decided to put together my bucket list. I probably should have written it years ago since I'm beyond middle age now and a little decrepit, but better late than never.

Refugee Reeducation: Teens Find New Home At The Global Village School

Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

Bertha Nibigira, a Burundi student, says she had never read a book before being enrolling at Decatur, Georgia's Global Village School . Nibigira is...

Censoring God From FDR's Memory

Conrad Black | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Conrad Black

The effort by junior administration officials to prevent the addition of any references to God from the speeches recorded on plaques at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC, is an outrage.

USS Monitor: Could William Bryan Be One of the Skeletons in the Turret?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Launched in Brooklyn on January 30, 1862 and lost in a storm off Cape Hatteras on December 31st of the same year, its legacy has far outlasted its duration.

Perry's Position -- Today -- On a Texas Confederate Flag License Plate

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Texas has been toying with the idea of issuing a so-called "vanity" license plate that contains the Confederate battle flag. A vote on this controver...

New Report Highlights South's Civil War Hangover

Andy Brack | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Andy Brack

Although today's South is a diverse economic engine, it still has educational, environmental, poverty, health and other challenges brought on, in large part, by a long period of neglect following the Civil War.

Gadsby's Tavern Civil War Dinner: Inspired, In Part, By History

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.05.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Gadsby's Tavern in Old Town is hosting a five-course Civil War wine dinner on Oct. 14 with a menu that includes beef in puff pastry...

PHOTOS: Alexandria During the Civil War

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.26.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- On Oct. 5, Lyceum will host "A Visual Tour of Civil War Alexandria," a lecture by Wally Owen, assistant director of Fort Ward Museu...

There Will Be No Civil War in Syria

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 11.08.2011 | Home
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

In Syria, there are no symptoms of civil war, only state brutality against peaceful protesters. Suggesting otherwise only helps justify such brutality and doubt the intentions of the protesters, even before these get a day in the sun without fear from Assad's repression.

Pray for Goldman Sachs

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

In these deeply troubling times, we need to now face a hard reality and stop worrying about convincing President Obama of anything.

History Can Still Matter in America

Kevin Bunkley | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Kevin Bunkley

We're heading toward an environment where myth is repackaged as fact.

Was This The Worst U.S. Decade Ever?

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

What has been the worst 10-year stretch in American life?...

4 Female Spies You Should Know About

Posted 10.24.2011 | Women - On August 23, 1861, the infamous Confederate spy Rose Greenhow was placed under arrest in Washington, D.C. One of hundreds of women who ...

Cherokee Nations Expels Descendants Of Tribe's Black Slaves

Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices

After a long legal fight, the Cherokee nation ousted thousands of descendants of black slaves who had long been official members of the tribe. The...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Does Climate Drive Warfare? A New Study Suggests There's No Question | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

At the outset of his new book, "Tropic of Chaos" author Christian Parenti suggests that the violent death of Kenyan farmer Ekaru Loruman -- and perhap...

Obama's Surrender and a Progressive Path Forward

Tom Christopher | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Tom Christopher

The Tea Partiers may make good on their threats to bring on a crisis. But perhaps, as in 1861, that is the only road to a political recalibration and national progress.

Myanmar: The Changing Scene (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Kimberly Abbott

Clashes this summer along Myanmar's northern and eastern borders between the country's army and Kachin rebels shattered a 17-year ceasefire in one of the world's longest-running civil wars.

US Occupation of Iraq - Will it Ever End?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

President Obama, listen and listen good; the Iraqis want an end to the American occupation of their country, and so do the American people.

Jerks of the Knee

Paula Gordon | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Reflexively blasting President Obama over his appointment of anyone* other than Elizabeth Warren to run the CFPB was a well-intentioned friend's reaction. It feels off the mark. Very far off, in fact.

WATCH Ros Wynne Jones: Further Trouble For South Sudan?

Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

After 40 years of civil war, South Sudan has finally won its long sought after independence. However, South Sudan still has far more to worry about th...

Today's Republicans Are the New Secessionists

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Jamie Malanowski

Like the secessionists of 1860, the Republicans are so determined to achieve their objectives that they are willing to accept the threat of catastrophe in order to have their own way.

Frederick Douglass' July Fourth

Nathan Schneider | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

Frederick Douglass didn't celebrate Independence Day. Of course. How could he? Douglass was born a slave. This country's independence was not his own, or his people's.

Bachmann Divorces the Constitution

Bruce Fein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Congresswoman Bachmann's ill-informed divorce from the Constitution disqualifies her as a presidential candidate. Nothing is as dangerous as constitutional ignorance in action.

The Civil War App: One Of The Coolest iPad Apps In A Long Time | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home

This post is about an iPad application that’s over two months old and has already been chosen as an App Store app of the week....

Michael Calderone

Associated Press Updates Definition Of Libyan Conflict: Now 'Civil War' | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.15.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- As Congress increases pressure on the White House to define the legal grounds for U.S. military involvement in Libya, one of the country...