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Memes aren’t great ways to learn a lot about history or politics, though they’re used that way a lot. Still, some are funny and make a good point in a few lines in a way that might take paragraphs otherwise. … Continue reading
“When I first heard about the Negroes sitting in at lunch counters down South, I thought they were just a bunch of publicity hounds. But one night when I saw those young kids on TV, getting back up on the … Continue reading
Surely, everyone knows that this year, 2016, marks the 230th anniversary of Shays’ Rebellion in Massachusetts. Magazines will certainly dedicate entire issues to the event, a 2-month long CNN series is planned, and a Ken Burns documentary is inevitable. Who … Continue reading
. “W” . . . as in Water; . . . as in “WMD”; . . . as in “WTF?” By now, most Americans should have heard about the lead in Flint, Michigan’s water. Lead—the stuff that was the subject … Continue reading
Every year around this time, Americans shower Martin Luther King, Jr. with love. Since 1986 his birthday has been a national holiday, providing all of us with a chance to learn more about him. School kids get exposed to the … Continue reading
A few days ago I discussed a document about “resurging” anti-Americanism in the Arab world, juxtaposing it with Barack Obama’s warning of a “new phase” in Middle Eastern terrorism after the Paris andSan Bernardino attacks. The memorandum, sent from the … Continue reading