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One nation, under outrage | Ray E. Landis

BY: - September 25, 2022

We're seeing a repeat of revolutionary anger. How we deal with it will determine the future of the nation.

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A sign made by Vicki Farrell, 65, in the back of her car at the Aragon Precinct in Virginia Beach urging calm following the 2020 election. (Roger Chesley/ For the Virginia Mercury)

Despite periods of hysteria’ Truman found cause for hope in the national character | Opinion

BY: - September 23, 2022

Americans have repeatedly shaken off self-imposed mental chains to overcome periods of instability like the one we are suffering.

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Robert Bork helped dismantle anti-monopoly policy. That had consequences | Opinion

BY: - September 16, 2022

Monopolists have won a series of battles these past four decades, but history shows there is nothing inevitable about their ultimate victory.

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9/11 Anniversary: Two decades later, how the pain of the attacks stays with a generation | Opinion

BY: - September 11, 2022

How do the attacks impact those who were too young to remember them or were not yet born when they happened?

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A Texas law says slavery cannot be taught as part of the ‘true founding’ of the United States (Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images/The Conversation).

How politicians are seeking to control classroom discussions about slavery | Opinion

BY: - August 16, 2022

A Texas proposal to refer to slavery as 'involuntary relocation' is part of an ongoing effort to hide its horrific and brutal nature.

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A photo illustration of some of the attendees at the first Niagara Conference meeting in Fort Erie, Canada, in 1905. From left, top row: H.A. Thompson, Alonzo F. Herndon, John Hope, possibly James R.L. Diggs. Second row: Fred McGhee, Norris B. Herndon, J. Max Barber, W.E.B. Du Bois, Robert Bonner. Bottom row: Henry L. Baily, Clement G. Morgan, W.H.H. Hart, B.S. Smith. — Library of Congress photo

The Niagara Movement, a precursor to NAACP, fought for economic and civil rights | Michael Coard

BY: - July 6, 2022

The Niagara Movement was right in rejecting an accommodationist approach and in advocating for economic wealth backed by intellectual, voting, and political power.

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What, to the slave, is the Fourth of July? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 4, 2022

On Independence Day, a reminder that the promise of America is still unfulfilled.

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A Republic, if we can keep it: It’s time for renewed, relentless action | David DeWitt

BY: - July 4, 2022

This Fourth of July, I will not be made despondent by the malicious designs of traitors and tyrants. I will be celebrating the unfolding of progress paid for in blood by patriots.

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Replica of the United States Bill of Rights (Getty Images).

Our GOP activist U.S. Supreme Court is assaulting the separation of church and state | Opinion

BY: - June 24, 2022

Here’s the history of James Madison, freedom of religion, and freedom from religion in America.

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What will the next generation of military leaders learn from our years of upheaval? | Opinion

BY: - June 15, 2022

From the pandemic to Jan. 6 and the Ukraine War, there has been no shortage of lessons.

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Here’s why the Jan. 6 committee’s public hearings won’t reprise Watergate | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - June 10, 2022

Sad to say, the Jan. 6 Committee investigation may find that we have lost the capacity for outrage. 

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The President's House Site tells the story of the paradox of liberty and enslavement in one home - and in a nation.

Oney Judge, enslaved by George Washington, made a great escape — and history | Michael Coard

BY: - May 24, 2022

This is a story that every American should know. And it's a movie Hollywood should make right now.