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  • Hamilton to Stay on $10 bill, Jackson Will be Replaced on $20

    04/19/2016 1:47:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    After much speculation on the possible replacement of Alexander Hamilton’s portrait on the $10 bill, it appears the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury will stay put on the heavily-circulated note. While the high-profile support voiced by the cast and creator of the popular Broadway musical, Hamilton, could not have hurt the founding father’s case to remain on the 10, it seems current Treasury Secretary Jack Lew counts himself among Hamilton’s admirers and was reluctant to replace him from the beginning. This doesn’t mean things will stay as they are. CNN notes that a “mural-style depiction of the women’s suffrage...
  • A rifle behind every blade of grass.

    02/28/2016 3:38:03 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 16 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 2/27/2016 | TheAlamoBeerCompany
    I hope you real Conservs are bundled-up.. Possible CW#2 + WW#3 coming :p This vid is (honestly badly done, but the message is there..) what may happen too soon.. PLEASE keep politics (elections) out of this..
  • The whitewashing of England’s Catholic history

    06/16/2015 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Ed West
    Last week I was writing about Magna Carta and how the Catholic Church’s role has been written out, in particular the part of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton. But the same could also be said about much of English history from 600AD to 1600; from the very first law code written in English, which begins with a clause protecting Church property, to the intellectual flourishing of the 13th century, led by churchmen such as Roger Bacon, the Franciscan friar who foresaw air travel. However, the whitewashing of English Catholic history is mainly seen in three areas: political liberty, economic...
  • Could the South Have Won the War?

    03/17/2015 8:14:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 313 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | March 16, 2015 | Terry L. Jones
    By March 1865, it was obvious to all but the most die-hard Confederates that the South was going to lose the war. Whether that loss was inevitable is an unanswerable question, but considering various “what if” scenarios has long been a popular exercise among historians, novelists and Civil War buffs... Perhaps the most common scenario centers on the actions of Gen. Robert E. Lee... What many fail to recognize is that Northerners were just as committed to winning as the Southerners. Some saw it as a war to free the slaves, while others fought to ensure that their republican form...
  • Does American exceptionalism make us dumb?

    02/26/2015 6:46:55 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | Jay Parini
    (CNN)—Talk of American exceptionalism has become headline news, with loud sputtering from Rudy Giuliani, who suggested that President Barack Obama doesn't love America in the same way that the rest of us do. Giuliani wants to dwell on our exceptionalism -- the idea that we're different from other countries, and much better. It's an old idea that Obama took on in the second year of his presidency, when he said: "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism."That comment annoyed those who wished him to...
  • What Americans Used To Know About The Declaration Of Independence

    07/04/2013 7:32:01 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    TMO ^ | 7-4-2013 | Thomas J DiLorenzo
    What Americans Used To Know About The Declaration Of Independence Politics / US Politics Jul 04, 2013 - 05:58 AM GMT By: Thomas J DiLorenzo "During the weeks following the [1860] election, [Northern newspaper] editors of all parties assumed that secession as a constitutional right was not in question . . . . On the contrary, the southern claim to a right of peaceable withdrawal was countenanced out of reverence for the natural law principle of government by consent of the governed." - ~ Howard Cecil Perkins, editor, Northern Editorials on Secession, p. 10 The first several generations of Americans...
  • Obama, FDR and Zionism

    04/07/2013 5:27:14 AM PDT · by fso301 · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/18/2013 | Rafael Medoff
    Today it is more clear than ever why Niles doubted FDR genuinely supported Zionism. President Barack Obama has spoken of his deep admiration for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his desire to emulate FDR’s leadership style. But in the wake of the discovery of new documents detailing FDR’s behind-the-scenes coldness regarding the creation of a Jewish state, many Israelis will be hoping that sentiment does not extend to Roosevelt’s views on Zionism.
  • Author: FDR failed to save more Jews during Holocaust; ‘vision of what America should look like’

    04/05/2013 8:23:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:01 AM 04/04/2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    Historian Rafael Medoff says Franklin Delano Roosevelt failed to take relatively simple measures that would have saved significant numbers of Jews during the Holocaust, because his vision for America only encompassed having a small number of Jews. “In his private, unguarded moments, FDR repeatedly made unfriendly remarks about Jews, especially his belief that Jews were overrepresented in many professions and exercised too much influence and control on society,” Medoff told The Daily Caller in an email about his new book, “FDR and the Holocaust: A Breach of Faith.” “This prejudice helped shape his overall vision of what America should look...
  • The great moral failure of FDR

    03/12/2013 4:37:19 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, March 11, 2013 | Richard Cohen
    On April 12, 1945, my grandfather approached me as I played outside and asked where my mother was. He looked stricken, and so I quickly followed him inside and heard him say words that made my mother burst into tears: President Roosevelt had died. My mother’s grief and panic were so palpable — her brother was fighting in the Pacific, her brother-in-law was fighting in Europe — that it scared me. In our house, FDR was not merely the President. He was a god. He is a god no more. His New Deal is no longer solely credited with ending...
  • Libertarianism goes mainstream

    04/07/2013 6:29:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Libertarianism goes mainstream By: James Hohmann April 7, 2013 06:50 AM EDT Stereotyped for decades as pro-pot, pro-porn and pro-pacifism, libertarians are becoming mainstream. Fair or not, Ron Paul epitomized to a swath of voters the caricature of a goofy grandpa who invests in gold, stockpiles guns, sees black helicopters whirling overhead and quotes Friedrich Hayek. His ride into the sunset — combined with an evolving electorates’s move away from hot-button social issues — gives a new libertarian guard the opportunity to rebrand their governing philosophy as more reasonable, serious and compatible with the Republican Party. Led by Sen. Rand...
  • ‘FDR and the Jews,’ by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman

    04/05/2013 6:46:56 PM PDT · by iowamark · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 5, 2013 | DAVID OSHINSKY
    Franklin Roosevelt enjoyed the overwhelming support of American Jews during his presidency, and the reasons are clear. In his three-plus terms from 1933 to 1945, he led the war against Hitler, supported a Jewish homeland in Palestine... Starting in the 1960s, a flood of books appeared with self-evident titles like “No Haven for the Oppressed” and “While Six Million Died.” But the most influential account by far was David S. Wyman’s “Abandonment of the Jews,” published in 1984. Wyman considered numerous parties responsible for America’s tepid response to the Holocaust, including a badly divided Jewish community, a nest of virulent...
  • White House Doctors Own Web Site to Change the word "Laughter" to the word "Applause"

    06/21/2011 4:39:15 PM PDT · by library user · 52 replies · 1+ views
    June 21, 2011
    The original WH transcript found at (I grabbed a cached version from; see my red brackets below) says the DNC participants LAUGHED after Obama said "we've created 2.1 million new private sector jobs in the past 15 months. Now, has changed the word "laughter" to "applause." Original version (yahoo cache):,cd268517&icp=1&.intl=us&sig=YwoTaKsztkXVtdKV0ajhPQ-- Changed "doctored" version:
  • Chinese article admits N. Korea began war in 1950

    06/25/2010 7:11:38 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies
    JoongAngDaily ^ | 6/25/2010 | Christine Kim, Chang Se-jeong
    A feature article from a Chinese magazine was struck from the Internet after news spread that it stated that the Korean War was started by North Korea’s invasion of the South. The lengthy feature in Xinhua’s International Herald Leader, timed for the 60th anniversary of the start of the war, had a time line that stated: “The North Korean military crossed the parallel on June 25th, 1950 and Seoul was taken in four days.” The article was widely distributed among Chinese news portals and agencies. After news of the story spread in Korean yesterday, the original article was found to...
  • Vatican Paper's World War II Editions Put Online

    05/30/2010 2:14:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 189+ views
    Zenit ^ | NEW YORK, MAY 28, 2010
    NEW YORK, MAY 28, 2010 ( Pave the Way Foundation has received permission from the Vatican's semi-official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, to publish online its archived editions from 1938 to 1945. The New York-based foundation, a non-sectarian organization whose mission is to identify and try to eliminate obstacles between religions and to initiate positive gestures in order to improve interreligious relations, has been working to discover the facts regarding Pope Pius XII and his efforts to help Jews during World War II. As part of this effort, it has been working to retrieve and publicize as many documents as possible to...
  • Mideast Narratives Have Changed Over Time

    03/02/2009 11:05:31 AM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 389+ views
    thebulletin. ^ | February 17, 2009 | David Bedein
    Mideast Narratives Have Changed Over Time News Analysis By David Bedein & Shmuel Sokol, For The Bulletin Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Jerusalem — During the course of the 20th century, and especially in the years since the 1967 Six Day War, there has been a dramatic change in the academic and popular historiography of the Middle East. The traditional narratives have been supplanted by new and fundamentally different and revisionist ways of looking at the region and its conflicts. A case in point: In 1977, PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein told the Dutch newspaper Trouw that “The Palestinian...
  • "Jesus is not the only way to God . . ."

    06/23/2007 10:03:49 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 17 replies · 644+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Tue, Jun 19, 2007 12:51 pm | Rev. Ann Holmes
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6) On the other hand: "Jesus is not the only way to God . . ." Rev. Ann Holmes
  • Most Ethical Congress Ever’ Running Into Problems

    06/14/2007 6:13:53 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 14 replies · 526+ views
    When the Democrats took over the House of Representatives, one of first statements out of the mouth of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (and other Democrats) was that this new Congress would be the “most ethical ever.” Now, it seems that they are changing their tune in their zeal to keep their pet pork projects away from the eyes of the American people. As noted in the Washington Times, Democrat leaders in the House are reversing the work of Republicans regarding what is known as “earmark reform.” The 2006 legislation would: allow lawmakers to vote on individual earmarks, specific funding requests...
  • Katharine Jefferts Schori on the future of the Episcopal Church

    05/18/2007 7:44:40 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 11 replies · 882+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2007 | Eileen Flynn
    Katharine Jefferts Schori on the future of the Episcopal Church First woman to preside as bishop talks with Statesman religion reporter By Eileen Flynn American-Statesman Staff Saturday, May 19, 2007 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, addressed the graduates of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest on Tuesday in Northwest Austin. After the commencement, Jefferts Schori, the first woman to lead the national church, sat down with an American-Statesman reporter to talk about her denomination's challenges, including tensions within the 2.4 million-member American province and with Anglicans worldwide and her recent...
  • Primates push U.S. on sexuality

    04/02/2007 10:30:26 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 5 replies · 585+ views
    Anglican Journal ^ | Apr 1, 2007 | Marites N. Sison
    Primates push U.S. on sexuality Americans given deadline to comply Marites N. Sison, staff writer Apr 1, 2007 Primates of the Anglican Communion have given the U.S. Episcopal Church until Sept. 30 to “make an unequivocal common covenant” that its bishops will bar same-sex blessings in their churches and that it would not consecrate another gay bishop “unless some new consensus on this matter emerges” across the Anglican world. Failure to comply would mean that “the relationship between the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion as a whole remain damaged at best, and this has consequences for the...
  • Leadership: Amen To Women

    03/26/2007 9:13:29 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 431+ views
    Forbes ^ | 03.21.07, 6:00 AM ET | Cecile S. Holmes
    Leadership: Amen To Women Cecile S. Holmes, PINK 03.21.07, 6:00 AM ET Katharine Jefferts Schori -- oceanographer, instrument-rated pilot and Episcopal bishop -- remembers the evening in 2000 when it seemed she might be reaching the zenith of her short ecclesiastical career. After spending the day in a diocesan committee meeting along Oregon's southern coast, she had returned to her home in Corvallis, Ore. Her daughter was away at college, her husband out for the evening with friends. She was sitting at home alone when the call came, she recalls. "They said, 'You have been elected bishop. Will...
  • Williams: Church appears 'obsessed with sex'

    02/27/2007 11:01:51 AM PST · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 315+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1:19am GMT 27/02/2007 | Jonathan Petre
    Williams: Church appears 'obsessed with sex' By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent Last Updated: 1:19am GMT 27/02/2007 The Anglican Church appears to the outside world and to many of its own members, to be "obsessed with sex", the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, admitted to the General Synod yesterday. But the Archbishop argued that its bitter and prolonged dispute over homosexuality touched deeper issues, such as the way the worldwide Communion dealt with profound differences, which could not be easily avoided. It was "folly" to think a split in the Church over gays would leave a "neat and...
  • Roundup: Commentary on the Communique

    02/19/2007 6:06:41 PM PST · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 378+ views
    titusonenine ^ | 2/19/2007
    In the order we’ve come across it. Please post any links you come across in the comments Anglican Mainstream (also posted below)Peter Ould Jim Naughton (posted below)Ruth Gledhill (posted below)Inclusive ChurchSusan RussellKendall’s commentary is below and at Stand FirmMark HarrisFather Jake Posted in Dar es Salaam 2007 | 5 Comments »
  • Anglicans Rebuke U.S. Branch on Same-Sex Unions

    02/19/2007 8:32:05 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 15 replies · 598+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 20, 2007 | SHARON LaFRANIERE and LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    Facing a possible churchwide schism, the Anglican Communion yesterday gave its Episcopal branch in the United States less than eight months to ban blessings of same-sex unions or risk a reduced role in the world’s third-largest Christian denomination. Anglican leaders also established a separate council and a vicar to help address the concerns of conservative American dioceses that have been alienated by the Episcopal Church’s support of gay clergy and blessings of same-sex unions. Although the presiding American bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, agreed to the arrangement, some conservatives described it as an extraordinary check on her authority. The directive, issued...
  • Kendall Harmon: Early Reaction to the Communique

    02/19/2007 6:09:44 PM PST · by sionnsar · 2 replies · 394+ views
    titusonenine ^ | 2/19/2007 | The Rev. Canon Kendall Harmon
    The first thing I want to say is that people have no idea of how much sacrifice it took by those involved for the document to reach this point. This really was a contract negotiation (look at the appendix/Foundations section). I have said a number of times that I thought the most important piece written in the Episcopal Church in the last year was by Michael Smith, Bishop of North Dakota. He basically said this: When I got home from General Convention 2006, I thought even though TEC had not satisfied the letter of the Windsor Report, we had satisfied...
  • ECUSA's Incoming Leader: Homosexuality Not a Choice, Jesus Not the Only Way

    11/02/2006 3:32:50 PM PST · by Sopater · 27 replies · 658+ views
    Agape Press ^ | November 2, 2006 | Jody Brown and Allie Martin
    ECUSA's Incoming Leader: Homosexuality Not a Choice, Jesus Not the Only WayComments by Jefferts-Schori During Interview Appear to Contradict ScriptureBy Jody Brown and Allie Martin November 2, 2006 (AgapePress) - She says she doesn't consider Jesus Christ to be the only way to God. She says she believes God makes some people "gay." And she's soon to be the leader of a mainline Protestant denomination in America. In his letter to the Colossians, the Apostle Paul writes that "in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form" (Col. 2:9, NIV). But in an interview this week with...
  • Shock and Awe [9/11 Memorial Sculpture in Phoenix Bashes America, Military, and Bush Administration]

    09/20/2006 10:49:53 AM PDT · by Spiff · 93 replies · 6,501+ views
    EspressoPundit ^ | 20 September 2006 | EspressoPundit
    Shock and AweI visited the 9/11 memorial in Wesley Bolin Plaza Tuesday and I was stunned by what I saw.  Here's how the Governor describes the memorial.According to governor spokeswoman Shilo Mitchell , Napolitano described the memorial as being " unique, bold, educational and unforgettable," she said. " The memorial uses the sun to articulate words and thoughts."The memorial is an elevated flat ring with phrases cut through the metal.  Throughout the day, the sun shines through the ring and phrases become visible on the side walk.                        What kind of phrases?  Politically correct phrases that bash America.  That's what...
  • How To Fight The Religious Right

    07/27/2006 9:04:58 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 31 replies · 650+ views
    CBS ^ | July 26, 2006 | Adele M. Stan
    How To Fight The Religious Right July 26, 2006 --------------------------------------------------------------------- (The American Prospect) This article was written by Adele M. Stan. --------------------------------------------------------------------- It was a modest and, I thought, obvious proposal that I put forward two weeks ago on this page: That liberals give up the notion of creating a cohesive religious left movement that could act as an effective counterforce to the animus of the religious right. Instead, I argued, liberals would do well to claim our own moral agency by virtue of our own humanity and the essential values of liberalism, which encompass the most admirable tenets...
  • Victor Davis Hanson Comments on Abraham Lincoln

    03/31/2006 6:24:26 PM PST · by quidnunc · 307 replies · 3,127+ views
    VDH Private Papers ^ | March 31, 2006 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Question: What is your view of the book "The Real Lincoln"? It has been said the Civil War was unnecessary and the South would have reunited with the north eventually.  I read a column by Mark Alexander at and was surprised that he agreed with much of what the book has to say.  There seems to be a split on the view of Lincoln, at least among conservatives.  He was either the great emancipator or a sort of dictator.Hanson: Many paleo-conservatives hate Lincoln, blaming him for the rise of big government and claiming that "states' rights," not slavery, was...
  • History Channel Pushes my Buttons for the Last Time

    01/16/2006 7:12:06 PM PST · by ZULU · 173 replies · 4,505+ views
    History Channel | January 16, 2005 | ZULU
    The History Channel ran another one of its "specials" tonight - on Lincoln. The show seemed pretty good if a bit too pyschologically oriented, and then they did it. They had a number of buffons masquerading as "authors" who inferred that Lincoln had a homosexual relationship. After having turned off the "History" Channel before for their biased anti-Crusade epic, I now resolve to never waste my time watching that revisionist trash channel on TV again. Wednesday I'll try PBS for its "War that America" special. Hopefully they won't descend into Washington bashing over the Fort Necessity incident and the ambush...
  • I agree wholeheartedly with President Ahmadinejad. There was no such a thing as the "holocaust"

    12/28/2005 8:50:30 PM PST · by Calpernia · 321 replies · 6,212+ views
    California Professor: I agree wholeheartedly with President Ahmadinejad. There was no such a thing as the "holocaust" Do you know what America’s young people are being taught in colleges and universities throughout this country? If the statements of Dr. Abdullah Mohamed Sindi are in any way representative of what is being taught then I think many people are in for a big surprise. Dr. Sindi has worked as a professor of political science and international relations at American universities and colleges including the University of California at Irvine, California State University in Pomona, Cerritos Community College, and Fullerton Community College....
  • Was Using the A-Bomb Justified?

    08/08/2005 5:04:27 AM PDT · by hildy123 · 115 replies · 9,630+ views | August 7, 2005 | Gary Palmer
    August 6 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the devastating atomic bomb attack against the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. For the most part, up until the 1960s the predominant view was that the U.S. was justified in its decision to use nuclear weapons against the Japanese. There was a general consensus to accept, at face value, that American leaders had determined that Japan would not surrender, and that their determination to fight to the death against an invasion would have cost the lives of hundreds of thousands,...
  • Lutheran "Renewing Worship" Hymns released, with predictable revisions

    07/27/2005 8:18:11 PM PDT · by lightman · 52 replies · 1,509+ views
    American Lutheran Publicity Bureau ^ | 26 July AD 2005 | David Baer
    I noticed that the hymn proposals for the "new primary resource" are available online at the Renewing Worship web site. Just in time for them to say that they have been made widely available before the Churchwide Assembly. In a quick look at the proposal, there are some suggested changes in tune and text that I like. For the most part it preserves what has been known in LBW and WOV. The changes are predictable: -- Those nasty words like "Lord" have been purged when possible (For example, see "For the Beauty of the Earth.") -- That nasty "F"...
  • Sarah Exposes the Reappraisers' Strategy

    05/05/2005 6:24:10 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 252+ views
    Stand Firm (Alabama) ^ | 5/05/2005 | Sarah Hey
    In a wonderful post over at Stand Firm Mississippi, our good friend Sarah Hey puts the jigsaw puzzle together, showing us the whole picture of the revisionist strategy: 1) hide what they actually believe, while running for various offices and positions -- two or three Louie Crews can function as loud flag-planters, the rest are undercover 2) pass resolutions and canon changes, while all the time stating that the resolutions and canon changes don't actually advance an agenda or mean what they seem to mean, they're just gentle statements of fact -- an example of this is seen so clearly,...
  • Scholar: Archaeology rebuffs effort to erase biblical Israel

    03/03/2005 8:23:18 AM PST · by Michael_Michaelangelo · 35 replies · 915+ views
    BPNEWS ^ | 03/02/05 | Michael McCormack
    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Revisionist scholars in Europe are ignoring a wealth of archaeological evidence in seeking to discount and, ultimately, erase belief in the biblical Israel, noted archaeologist William Dever said at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dever, professor emeritus of Near Eastern archaeology and anthropology at the University of Arizona, shared his research during the Manuel Family Lecture on Archaeology and the Bible in early February. The lecture is designed to present current archaeological research pointing to the reliability of Scripture. Dever described the revisionists’ propositions as: “There is no history in the Hebrew Bible. It’s all written too late...
  • Outrage

    11/24/2004 6:37:35 AM PST · by OcnsElvn11 · 85 replies · 4,416+ views
    Everyday I have to wonder what new low liberalism will reach with its political correctness hypocrisy. I have finally realized it first hand, witnessing the depths of disgrace these traitors will go to spread their vile message. My nephew Logan is in the 2nd grade and attends a public school. This November he and his class mates are learning about the Pilgrims and their voyage across the Atlantic. Each week they have spelling words they have to learn and spell, this week is a bit different than any other week. It would be expected, to learn words affiliated with the...
  • Texas GOP leaders are issuing apologies for slavery

    05/28/2004 7:59:25 PM PDT · by GOPcapitalist · 22 replies · 1,231+ views
    Various - Houston Chronicle, Austin American Statesman, FR discussions | 5/28 | vanity
    Did you know that several Republican leaders in Texas have been issuing apologies for slavery and bigotry on behalf of our party? They are and it includes our immediate former Republican Party of Texas Chairman Susan Weddington.Democrat liberals do this sort of thing all the time when pandering and race hustling to Jesse Jackson and his following for votes, but to see this sort of stuff from Republican leaders seems unbelievable.Since this story is so far fetched many have experienced disbelief in it at first. But rest assured, it happened and here is the evidence that could be assembled from...
  • Historians In Denial About Communism

    01/06/2004 1:15:58 AM PST · by kattracks · 23 replies · 157+ views ^ | 1/06/04 | Jacob Gershman, NY SUN
    This story illustrates how the domination of the university and literary culture by the political left protects Communist totalitarians and their apologists in today’s academy. -- David Horowitz.The book was called “an indictment of the historical profession.” It was hailed as an “explosive expose” that would “send shock waves” through American history departments. But four months after it was published, In Denial: Historians, Communism, and Espionage hasn’t generated much of a reaction in academia. Far from igniting a firestorm of debate, John Earl Haynes’s and Harvey Klehr’s 316-page condemnation of “revisionist” historians of American communism has fallen victim to...
  • Editorial: Must be a joke

    11/15/2003 4:45:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 110+ views
    The Post-Searchlight (Georgia) ^ | November 14, 2003 | SAM GRIFFIN JR.
    The wife of the publisher received a fund-raising letter last week from the Bill Clinton on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee seeking donations. In true Clinton fashion, he began, “When I left the White House, the economy was growing, wealth was being created and doors of opportunity for all Americans were being opened.” Bill apparently still has as much trouble with reality and the meaning of the verb, “to be,” as he does with his calendar. The record shows the economy was headed down the flusher more than six months before Clinton left the White House, but Alan...
  • Why must we pretend the 40th president was alert and engaged?

    11/07/2003 6:23:36 AM PST · by CC Bonnocco · 136 replies · 250+ views
    Slate ^ | Timothy Noah
    Thunderous protest has persuaded CBS to cancel The Reagans, its miniseries about America's 40th president and his second wife. (The series will air instead on Showtime, which shares a corporate parent with CBS.) It isn't especially troubling that CBS would bow to angry protesters in canceling The Reagans, given that the miniseries itself, if at all typical of the genre, is likely a piece of hackwork. (Those who live by popular tastes, die by popular tastes.) But it is troubling that the public, or at least a highly influential segment of it, has apparently ruled any criticism of President Reagan...
  • Remake of a long-running flick

    03/06/2003 10:40:22 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 479+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/07/03 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    <p>Fifty years ago this month in Moscow, Josef Stalin died. He and his Red Army had been our allies (not formally but informally) in defeating Nazism and Fascism. Winston Churchill thought well of "old Joe" for a time. During the war American propaganda referred to his armies as "Our Heroic Soviet Allies," and President Roosevelt joshed that he was "Uncle Joe." Then we had a falling out with the mustachioed Georgian.</p>
  • Confederate symbol sparks discussion

    06/26/2002 8:57:50 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 45 replies · 700+ views ^ | 24 June 2002 | Rebecca Loda
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- The sight struck Barb Adkins immediately and personally. "There were Confederate flags everywhere around here," she said. "I was totally offended because of what they did to my people," she said, referring to slavery supporters who used the still-controversial flag as a symbol of the South during the Civil War.Adkins, community affairs specialist for the city of Bloomington, is providing diversity training here for a group of about 40 students from Tri-Valley Middle School, Parkside Junior High School and the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal.The students come from different communities and bring with them different backgrounds...