Articles tagged: "History"
The Forgotten Truth Of How Slavery Shaped The 2nd Amendment

The Forgotten Truth Of How Slavery Shaped The 2nd Amendment

The 2nd Amendment was not established to protect individual rights, but in part to protect armed militias in order to maintain control of black slaves.

History Teaches Us That Hate Speech Always Leads To Violence

History Teaches Us That Hate Speech Always Leads To Violence

When looking at Adolf Hitler's speeches before the Holocaust, and other genocidal regimes, it's clear that dehumanizing rhetoric precedes violence.

The Under-Discussed Corruption Scandals Between 1961-2016

The Under-Discussed Corruption Scandals Between 1961-2016

Each corruption scandal included much greater harm to Americans than just a few people in power getting rich.

The Mysterious Creation Of Money

The Mysterious Creation Of Money

As politicians consider changes to Dodd-Frank, do they understand the most basic functions of a bank in the economy - the creation of money?

Click-Bait Headlines On A New Evolution Study Is Fodder For White Supremacists

Click-Bait Headlines On A New Evolution Study Is Fodder For White Supremacists

Two popular science stories claim explosive new evidence that humans originated in Europe… That is far from the truth.

If We Ignore Our History, We Are Doomed To Repeat It

If We Ignore Our History, We Are Doomed To Repeat It

By refusing to acknowledge the awful truths about what has happened on American soil, we become complacent in its repetition

How Black Women Helped Shape Today’s Democratic Party

How Black Women Helped Shape Today’s Democratic Party

For decades, black women have been the strongest supporters of the Democratic Party — it’s time the party remembered that

This Is (Still) Our Best Shot At Taking Down A Nuclear Warhead

This Is (Still) Our Best Shot At Taking Down A Nuclear Warhead

Missile defense has been openly mocked as impractical and less than reliable since the 1980s. But we need to stop just criticizing and have a serious talk about how to make it work.

The Southern Strategy, Explained

The Southern Strategy, Explained

The election of Donald Trump has been in the works for decades.

Politics Holds Our Patriotism Hostage

Politics Holds Our Patriotism Hostage

Patriotism is the love of one's country, not a shield from criticism and self-reflection

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