memories-from-these-8-americans-explain-why-they-can-never-forget-9/11

Human beings don’t like to dwell on the tragedies of our past. We want to move on. But trauma isn’t content to say in our yesterdays. It’s a fast-growing weed that—if left unchecked—spreads into today. Eighteen years ago today, America suffered the collective trauma of the September 11th attacks. With each anniversary, there’s less fanfare,…

35
how-to-replace-howard-zinn’s-communist-account-of-us.-history-for-american-kids

The perfect companion accompanied my family’s trip West this summer in the modern covered wagon: A new, single-volume book of U.S. history. As our RV motored across the plains, I read of how they were discovered and settled. I looked across the prairies, the badlands, and the mountains and imagined myself coming in an ox-drawn…

35
the-1859-project:-how-the-birth-of-the-oil-industry-saved-whales-and-propelled-today’s-prosperity

This Aug. 28 marks the 160-year anniversary of the birth of the oil industry, not in Saudi Arabia, but in western Pennsylvania, right here in the United States. Don’t let this day slip by without giving thanks toward an industry that has done so much, including to save the whales, to improve the quality of…

35
slavery-in-america-did-not-begin-in-1619,-and-other-things-the-new-york-times-gets-wrong

The New York Times has published a series of essays about slavery, race, and American politics under the heading “1619 Project.” These essays cover an enormous amount of terrain: music, constitutional theory, economics, management, ethnic identity, and more. Many conservatives responded negatively, which at first perplexed me. Slavery was a huge part of American history…

36
why-the-case-for-reparations-would-be-immediately-thrown-out-of-court

Even if it sounds confusing, tort law is probably the most familiar area of law to the average American. Our incredibly litigious society lionizes tort law in newspaper headlines and Hollywood productions by sensationalizing lawsuits and the resulting jury awards. Tort law seeks to right wrongs by restoring victims or by punishing wrongdoers. What better…

35
no,-america-wasn’t-built-on-slavery,-but-faith-that-all-men-are-created-equal

It’s there in plain sight. Spelled-out in its mission statement, the New York Times’ 1619 Project seeks to “reframe” American history to mark the year 1619 as the “true founding.” By doing so, the project will “[place] the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center” of the American story.…

36
howard-zinn’s-anti-american-propaganda-takes-over-the-smithsonian

Long ago, during my childhood, school began right after Labor Day, and Columbus Day, commemorating the date Christopher Columbus discovered the New World on Oct. 12, 1492, was the first holiday of the school year. Not anymore. Columbus Day of late has been marked by defacement of statues and hordes of angry adolescents demanding an…

36
us.-history-doesn’t-need-to-be-‘reframed’-around-identity-politics;-it-already-has-been

The New York Times has launched the 1619 Project, an attempt, they say, to “reframe” American history. It is an effort to center slavery as the key element of the American story, in part by making 1619, the year the first African slaves arrived here, the starting point of the United States. Its not entirely…

35
wapo-article-preposterously-claims-abraham-lincoln-was-‘into-karl-marx’

The Washington Post has seen better days. The newspaper that once brought us Watergate published an article last week titled “You know who was into Karl Marx? No, not AOC. Abraham Lincoln,” claiming that Lincoln and Marx were “friendly and influenced each other,” and that Lincoln had strong sympathies for socialism. The article distorts history,…

37
why-citing-watergate-to-pursue-grand-jury-records-against-trump-smacks-of-corruption

Fresh off his committee’s disastrous session with Robert Mueller, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has announced his intent to obtain access to the secret grand jury testimony taken during the Mueller investigation. It matters not that Mueller concluded there was insufficient evidence to bring charges against President Trump. He and his two-year…

35