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Originally posted at Talk to Action. I have written a great deal in the past few years about the odd phenomenon of Catholic Neo-Confederatism. Let's add one more name to the pantheon. Thomas ...
by Frank Cocozzelli
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Sep 02, 2014 at 03:12 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
I just learned about this interesting letter from Abraham Lincoln to Sen. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts. Lincoln had been visited by the widow of Major Lionel F. Booth, who had been killed at ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Kevin Swanson, a right-wing, fundamentalist Christian radio blowhard, who I had been blissfully unaware of until today, did an interview recently with another right-wing, white supremacist crackpot. ...
by Retroactive Genius
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 11:10 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
I am channeling cultural anthropologist Erick H. Erikson in examining the two greatest events in American history, both of them essentially in the form of Emancipations critical to different ...
by otherwise
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 11:16 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I have a friend I have never met. He is a distant relative I met on Facebook, and we post on each others pages often. No need for names here, but he posted this question this morning, and I thought ...
by macguru
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 02:02 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
We are approaching the celebration this week of the day that the last of the legally enslaved people in the U.S. received word of their freedom in Galveston, Texas, on June ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 185 comments on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 06:00 AM PDT with 154 Recommends
Yesterday was Memorial Day. Pacifist religious groups like my own are more inclined to celebrate the acts of those who sought to circumvent war and warlike behavior, instead of their bravery in ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue May 27, 2014 at 07:56 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
“God has blessed West Virginia with prolific hand; a topography grand to contemplate; a wealth unparalleled in coal, iron and oil—her hills fairly groan with undeveloped resources, and all of ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 27 comments on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 02:16 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
“Everybody in the Mississippi Delta was a racist, white or black. Racism was built into our bones. It is a thing we will never recover from having committed, but it also had its side that we ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 46 comments on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 02:05 PM PDT with 69 Recommends
RT " @RubenBolling : Funny enough, INNER HIVE is my nickname for Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription service. Members get the comic ...
by RubenBolling
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
I can't make my mind up about Schuyler Colfax (above). Was he a crooked, intriguing politician, as a wise man once said, or was he a working class hero who rose to the second highest office in the ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 06:01 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Listening to conservatives at the CPAC conference last week is a remarkable experience. It might make you laugh, it might make you cry or most likely both. It will probably give you a headache and ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 12:28 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Last night, Jon Stewart invited Fox News's Judge Andrew Napolitano on the show after ripping him a new one with Larry Wilmore over his revisionist history about Abraham ...
by BruinKid
Comment Count 152 comments on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 05:00 AM PDT with 127 Recommends
Last night, Jon Stewart and Larry Wilmore discussed Fox News's Andrew Napolitano's bashing of Abraham Lincoln over ending slavery by means of a Civil War. Americans, we take certain things as gospel.
by BruinKid
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 12:45 PM PST with 19 Recommends
Originally posted at Talk to Action. Over the past year , Rachel Tabachnick and I have written a great deal about the Neo-Confederate elements of the Religious Right. I have focused upon Catholic ...
by Frank Cocozzelli
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 03:02 AM PST with 44 Recommends
I have posted another excerpt from my book, Bread From the Sweat of Other Men's Faces today that focuses on the man who was judged in a meta-analysis of recent historical rankings of US Presidents ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM PST with 12 Recommends
In the very first Congress of the Civil War, President Lincoln said democracy itself was at stake, promising not just a system of government, but a promise of economic opportunity and SOCIAL ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 06:24 AM PST with 3 Recommends
I’m reading now yet another Abraham Lincoln biography, this one by Eric Foner called The Fiery Storm. The book reveals the slow, gradual but steady politics of our country change toward slavery ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 04:17 AM PST with 1 Recommend
His smile was like sunshine, but Nelson Mandela was made of steel. It was his strength of character, repeatedly tested throughout his long and impossibly full life, that made him one of the towering ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 03:23 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Some of us progressives despair of the shortcomings of the Obama Administration and corporatist leanings and mistakes in the Affordable Care Act. In this column and other forums I have argued that ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 05:35 AM PST with 3 Recommends