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Book Notes: Gary Hart and Abe Lincoln

Book Notes: Gary Hart and Abe Lincoln

12. 1.2014
To a tsunami of Lincoln lit, please add Todd Brewster's detailed reporting, Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America...
Friday Talking Points -- The Calm Between The Storms

Friday Talking Points -- The Calm Between The Storms

11.14.2014
Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really...
Slavery, Hong Kong and Inalienable Rights: We've Got It Wrong

Slavery, Hong Kong and Inalienable Rights: We've Got It Wrong

11. 4.2014
"American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107 years later. So why can't Hong Kong wait for a while?"...

Southern Comfort: Saying Hello to Fall in South Carolina

09.22.2014
When it comes to the mechanically cooled contemporary American South, this may be close to blasphemy. But here goes: Some of us do not...
Emancipating Freedom

Emancipating Freedom

09.19.2014
James Forten's vision -- and the many courageous stories of others along the Delaware -- remind us that freedoms are hard won by those...
In 1864 Maryland, Confusion Over Emancipaton Made Slaves Interpreters of Law

In 1864 Maryland, Confusion Over Emancipaton Made Slaves Interpreters of Law

08.25.2014
In the midst of the Civil War, who was a slave and who was free? When African Americans in Maryland asked this question 150 years ago,...
Is it Good for America to Only do What's Good for Business?

Is it Good for America to Only do What's Good for Business?

03.14.2014
Opponents to President Obama's efforts to put millions of dollars in the pockets of people who've been working overtime for no pay want...

Reading Without Understanding -- Common Core Versus Abraham Lincoln

11.22.2013
When Common Core ignores the context behind the Gettysburg Address, it does students, Americans, and Abraham Lincoln a great disservice....

What if Doctor Who Stopped JFK's Assassination?

11.20.2013
Doctor Who is turning 50, this week, just in time for the adventuring Time Lord to save JFK while glibly reversing the polarity of the...
<i>12 Years A Slave</i>: More Than a History Lesson

12 Years A Slave: More Than a History Lesson

10.18.2013
It's important to remember that the events depicted in 12 Years a Slave are still happening today. Slavery didn't end with the Civil War...

Bishop Turner's Emancipation and Rev. King's Dream

09. 4.2013
We do not need to glorify, deify, magnify or edify the March on Washington, but call it what it was: a people's prophetic movement that...
Newtown Student: I Was 'Cheated' On 'Jeopardy'

Newtown Student: I Was 'Cheated' On 'Jeopardy'

08. 4.2013
NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Connecticut eighth-grader who misspelled the correct answer to a "Jeopardy!" question and lost money over it says...

It Is Time to March on Washington Again!

07.15.2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 is the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Between 200,000 and 300,00...
Lawmakers Free Slaves in New Hampshire

Lawmakers Free Slaves in New Hampshire

John Celock  04.24.2013
The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted Wednesday to posthumously free 14 slaves, with two lawmakers voting no before voting yes....