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The first shots of the American Revolution were fired on Lexington Green, at Concord Bridge, and along the route of the British expeditionary force's retreat to Boston.
by dricey
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 12:29 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
This diary is Part 2 of a series triggered by my reaction to the murder of Walter Scott by Michael Slager. It represents my attempt to examine the larger issue that Scott's murder symbolizes, the ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 10:28 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
This is the first in a series of diaries that will examine the underlying causes for the continuing police violence disproportionately employed against African Americans, causes I believe to be ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 07:52 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Every day we see them, quotes from the past that are meant to support current policies, ideologies and candidates for public office. Sometimes they are accurate, and meant exactly the way it reads. ...
by CarisDaughter
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 03:17 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
First things first. I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming positive response to my post What Do Conservatives Want When They Say "I Want My Country Back?" To say I was surprised by the ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 130 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 07:34 AM PDT with 306 Recommends
He talks about America like a grown-up. When Rudy Giuliani ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 02:12 PM PDT with 109 Recommends
On the morning of July 2nd, 1881, a slight, shifty-eyed man paced about the Baltimore & Potomac railway station with purpose, his freshly shined shoes digging furrows in the waiting room's thick ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 12:53 PM PST with 35 Recommends
The "education" bill that Oklahoma Republicans are pushing wouldn't just ban the Advanced Placement U.S. History course, it would offer ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 223 comments on Wed Feb 18, 2015 at 09:02 AM PST with 80 Recommends
Congratulations, Oklahoma students! You may be losing the chance to earn college credit in high school. Oklahoma Republican legislators are ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 196 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 09:20 AM PST with 147 Recommends
"Good evening!" As you know by now, Jon Stewart is ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Feb 13, 2015 at 01:39 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Slave tag used to identify enslaved workers in Charleston South Carolina. Most of us are familiar with photos of shackles and chains that symbolize the enslavement of Africans during ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 170 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 06:00 AM PST with 195 Recommends
A Palestinian hold a poster with a picture of slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh during a protest in front of the Jordanian embassy, in the West Bank City of Ramallah, Wednesday, Feb. 4, ...
by Bill Moyers
Comment Count 514 comments on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 08:43 AM PST with 459 Recommends
Cross-posted from Real Economics . We are, we believe (and hope) nearing completion of a historical chronology of government actions and programs to support and develop the economy of the United ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 06:19 PM PST with 79 Recommends
Tuesday is the Mister's birthday. I can always remember when his birthday is because January 20th is also Inauguration Day in the US. Tuesday! A day to say Happy Birthday and It's Inauguration ...
by ejoanna
Comment Count 37 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2015 at 09:55 PM PST with 17 Recommends
It has often been difficult to explain the crazy oscillations in American politics and policies to European colleagues. Citizens of more homogenous countries find it difficult to imagine the scale ...
by cborgia
Comment Count 48 comments on Thu Jan 01, 2015 at 07:03 AM PST with 121 Recommends
Eric Alterman , the historian, journalist, educator and so on, has a piece titled " Why Liberals Need Radicals—and Vice Versa " now up on the webpages of the journal " Democracy ." In it, ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Dec 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Yesterday's release of the Senate's executive summary of their full report on interrogation by torture during the GW Bush Administration shows clearly that all our worst fears have been realized. ...
by John B Des Moines
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 02:00 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Migration involves both push and pull factors. For the Chinese who came to the Americas, the push factors included political turmoil and economic instability in China as well as increased population,
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Dec 08, 2014 at 08:00 AM PST with 33 Recommends
There was a time when Southern Democrats were a powerful force in politics: fearing that party disunity might lead to the passage of civil rights legislation few whites in the South actually wanted, ...
by therehastobeaway
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 05:02 AM PST with 2 Recommends
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, like most people at a senior level under virtually ANY sitting U.S. president, rarely makes carefully crafted public statements ( especially in situations ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 01:02 AM PST with 28 Recommends