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Blaming the Victims: 245 Years Ago and Today
Director, Racial Justice Program, ACLU of Massachusetts
When we as a nation look upon the uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore, and the marches in New York and Boston, the narrative denies these people the honorific title of patriots. But that is in fact what they are: patriots, people who love and strongly support or fight for their country.
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True Stories From The Boston Massacre
As we celebrate the birth of our nation, we should remember how disaffection brought about by military occupation contributed to the coming of our own revolution. We should not be surprised if other people behave similarly.
America's Oldest National Political Holiday
Political writer and blogger at ChrisWeigant.com
On March 18, 1766, for the very first time America celebrated a political event together -- and they continued to do so for years afterwards. Together. As Americans -- celebrating a purely American national political holiday.
Social Media of the American Revolutionary War
Editor, AllThingsLiberty.com; Author, 'Reporting the Revolutio...
Just as social media is helping to ignite and organize the Arab Spring, printed newspapers fanned the flames of rebellion in colonial America, provided critical correspondence during the Revolutionary War.
A Time for American Exceptionalism
Fmr. MSNBC host and Democratic congressional candidate
Leaders on the far right have adopted the phrase American exceptionalism and use it in a jingoistic way to convince their base of the divine righteousness of their cause. The phrase should be reclaimed and brought back to its roots.
Defending "Terrorists": What Would the Founders Do?
Kenneth C. Davis
Author, "Don't Know Much About History"
Why would John Adams defend British soldiers who killed American men in the Boston Massacre? It's a question that has taken on new poignancy with the recent controversy over the attacks by Elizabeth Cheney on the attorneys who defended some of the Guantanamo detainees.
Why We Need the Guantanamo Lawyers
New York-based writer on politics and culture
Without the rule of law, without fair trials even for the despised, there is nothing else that can be called civilization, nothing else that civilized people can live, fight, or die for.
Today In History: Bendict Arnold
January 14th is the birthday of Benedict Arnold, the American Revolutionary general and traitor.
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