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The Quantum Theory of Presidential Politics

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Our 44th president wanted to be No Drama Obama. But that hasn't stopped us from turning our experience of him into a story -- a melodrama -- whose future keeps changing its past, whose ending we don't know and whose reality will continuously be remade until, inevitably, no one who's around now will be left to find out what happens next.

Viewing Ourselves In and Out of Context

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To view ourselves in the context of our background, history and the present, is an essential aspect of self-acceptance.

What George Washington Can Teach Washington in 2016

Dov Seidman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

With the 2016 Election season underway, the swirl of candidates and campaigns is drawing us into a discussion. Behind the talking points and slogans, what's on display is not just leaders or leadership styles, but underlying worldviews.

The Uses and Misuses of History: On Jefferson Davis, Thomas More, Martin Luther, and Other Villains

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Ronald A. Lindsay

If the Jeff Davis Highway is renamed, I certainly will not shed a tear, but the symbolism of such a renaming is meaningless unless it is followed by concrete action tackling today's racial disparities. History should not be allowed to weigh us down and distract us from the issues and problems of our time.

KKK Posing as Victim of "Cultural Genocide"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

For literally decades, calls have gone out by civil and human rights advocates to remove of the battle flag of the Confederacy from public sites like state capitol grounds and other government buildings.

Confronting Slavery on Independence Day

Honor Sachs | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Honor Sachs

Every year on Independence Day, we celebrate the fact that the past is not past, coming together as a nation to celebrate the past, to revere the past, to honor the collective ideals upon which our nation was founded. We pay tribute to the ideals of freedom and liberty and remember that "all men are created equal."

Recovering New York City's Black History

Alan Singer | Posted 07.02.2015 | New York
Alan Singer

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dedicated a marker on Wall and Water Streets near the site of an 18th century slave market. It was established by the city's Common Council and operated from 1711 until at least 1762.

Taking Down White Supremacy

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Alex Cacioppo

In a pluralistic society like the United States, change happens when groups coalesce around their shared group interest to fight for policies that affect them as a group. It may not sound nice, but given American history it is not at all racist.

VIDEO: 3 Reasons Public Support for Marriage Equality Grew so Fast

Matt Baume | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Sometimes, social changes require a little nudge from the law. But when it comes to marriage for same-sex couples, Americans have managed to open their hearts to equality without any help from the Supreme Court.

America's Daughters: More than Ribbons and Pins

D. Joshua Taylor | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
D. Joshua Taylor

As we remember our Independence, every American owes a debt of gratitude to the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Did People in the Middle Ages Fight as Well With Swords as Portrayed in Movies?

Quora | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Virtually no movies about the Middle Ages are "very realistic." Most are little more than fantasies minus the dragons, with costumes, weapons and settings completely made up by the film makers with some kind of vaguely "medieval" theme in their heads.

(Her)Story: A Revolution

Bernadette Lim | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Bernadette Lim

We at Women SPEAK are starting a revolution to shift our understanding of how women have changed and are changing the world. This revolution will not be televised.

Sharing History: A Gay Dad and His Son Visit SCOTUS

Brent Almond | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Before we'd gone more than a few steps, people were asking to take photos of us. Okay, mostly they were asking to take photos of my cute kid. Of his semi-toothless grin, blue fedora, pride flag and "My Two Daddies" t-shirt. He obliged politely, a bit overwhelmed.

What's the Real Definition of 'Traditional Marriage?'

Matt Baume | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Traditional marriage isn't exactly the "one man, one woman" story you've always heard. Politicians may claim that the definition of marriage hasn't changed in thousands of years, but it most definitely has. Marriage has been through a lot of changes over the millennia.

VIDEO: Why Marriage Won At The Supreme Court And What Comes Next

Matt Baume | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

The idea that gays and lesbians should be included really isn't all that new. It's been there in the Constitution this whole time. The Constitution's just been waiting for us to catch up to it.

The Case of the Sultry Mountie: Doing Family History Queerly

NOTCHES | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
NOTCHES

We are unlikely ever to uncover the 'truth' of Cic's sexual identity. But engaging with Cic' allows us to think about the past differently, and also to engage with the present. For queer men and women today, it's critical to see that there is a queer history, even if they don't map precisely onto today's understandings of LGBT.

Street Art & Gender in Mongolia

Emily O'Dell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Emily O'Dell

Whenever I'm heading off to Mongolia for research, colleagues and friends react with a mix of bewilderment and concern -- as if I'm flying away to a faraway planet.

Was Intra Bank's Fall A Prelude to Lebanon's Downfall?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Forget local history books that don't fully account for a civil war and other setbacks that ruined the country and follow the money in Lebanon's tortuous slide from "Switzerland of the Middle East" to dysfunctional entity par excellence.

On Father's Day: War, Memories and Moving On

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

Home for the weekend recently, I chanced upon my father's South Vietnamese Army uniform, the three silver stars still pinned meticulously onto each lapel. Once, as a child, I had looked up to a man who had seemed more like a deity. Hadn't I imagined myself as an adult walking in his soldierly footsteps?

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The Slave-Owning, Indian-Killing History Of The Man On The $20

HuffingtonPost.com | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

Despite a movement to replace President Andrew Jackson with a woman on the $20 bill, it appears the slave-owning Indian killer is here to stay for now...

U.S. Open Fans: Check Out America's Only Four National Historic Landmark Golf Courses

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.18.2015 | Sports
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Of the many historic venues that have hosted the U.S. Open over the years, only four have transcended the game of golf and established themselves as icons of American history as National Historic Landmarks. Find out which courses have made the cut.

History Always Repeats Itself

Ellevate | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Ellevate

I was inspired by Aurore's story and it seemed to "bookend" mine. How a pair of pants lead two talented women in different directions. I hope the message is clear. Social circumstance is not designed to make an individual great. It is designed to make others feel in control.

Liberals and the (Not So) New Family Values

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

The impact of resuscitating a liberal tradition as part of the 2016 Democratic platform is anyone's guess: will it radically reshape one of society's most conservatizing institutions, enabling progressives to advance in territory unchallenged for decades?

When You Have a Chance to Influence the Universe

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.17.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

You are living the stories and taking the pictures that others will talk about and see in the future; you are taking the pictures they will stare at some day. We will be those ghosts in the hallways 100 years from now.

Dental Hygiene Was Actually Good During the Middle Ages?

Quora | Posted 06.18.2015 | Weird News
Quora

People in the Middle Ages considered healthy, white teeth a sign of beauty and wrote of sweet smelling breath as a desirable attribute. So, not surprisingly, we have extensive evidence that people liked to keep their teeth clean and a large amount of evidence of tooth pastes, powders and treatments, as well as mouth washes and treatments for halitosis.