21-reasons-not-to-believe-christine-blasey-ford’s-claims-about-justice-kavanaugh

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California recently presented Christine Blasey Ford with its Roger Baldwin Courage Award. Blasey Ford accused Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape, nearly derailing his Supreme Court nomination. Many Democratic politicians and members of corporate media proudly announce that they “believe” Ford and believe that Kavanaugh should be impeached.…

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daniel-webster:-america-rests-upon-gratitude-for-our-government-of-and-for-the-people

This excerpt from “The First Settlement of New England” by famed American orator and U.S. Sen. Daniel Webster is selected from the “What So Proudly We Hail” collection of Thanksgiving original documents and information about them. The collection introduces the speech: “In 1820, the bicentennial of the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth Rock—well before Thanksgiving became…

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the-woman-who-made-thanksgiving-a-national-holiday-pleads-her-case

Sarah Josepha Hale, an editor of the influential Godey’s Lady’s Book magazine, launched a multiyear campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. Her correspondence with Abraham Lincoln is decently well known. But this editorial from her is not available in full elsewhere online, so far as we can tell, outside the original magazine facsimile on…

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what-kids-in-portland-public-schools-learn-about-thanksgiving:-‘war-crimes’-and-racism

Pity the poor child in Portland, Oregon, schools. While many still think of Thanksgiving as a time to come together with family and friends to celebrate our multicultural heritage over a festive meal, eighth-graders in the Antifa epicenter have the notion drummed into them that Thanksgiving really is a celebration of the genocide of the…

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why-the-left-moved-from-loving-thomas-jefferson-to-hating-him

This is an excerpt of “The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America’s Past,” out today and available to purchase wherever you buy books. Weighing in on the debate over Confederate statues in 2017, President Donald Trump said to reporters, “George Washington was a slave owner. . . are we going to take down…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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