History

D-Day Succeeded Thanks to an Ingenious Design Called the Mullberry Harbours

D-Day Succeeded Thanks to an Ingenious Design Called the Mullberry Harbours

When Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 – a bold invasion of Nazi-held territory that helped tip the balance of World War II – they were using a remarkable and entirely untested technology.

Is Meryl Streep Right in Saying That Women Can Be Pretty Toxic?

Is Meryl Streep Right in Saying That Women Can Be Pretty Toxic?

Perhaps it’s time we stop pretending that men have a monopoly on toxicity.

The Bedford Boys: A Time for Remembrance and Gratitude

The Bedford Boys: A Time for Remembrance and Gratitude

Thursday, June 6th, 2019, brings the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Extended Childhood: The New American Way

Extended Childhood: The New American Way

We all want our children to have the quality of resilience, but are we making it difficult for them to obtain?

When Ralph Abernathy Took His Stand

When Ralph Abernathy Took His Stand

The moon mission is an important anniversary in 2019, but we should also recall Ralph Abernathy’s preceding protest. He was telling our government to look homeward and put Americans first.

Why Are We No Longer Visiting Our Nation's Historical Sites?

Why Are We No Longer Visiting Our Nation's Historical Sites?

One of the things an American visitor at these monuments notices is the inordinately large proportion of non-American visitors.

Inverting the Wisdom of the Ages

Inverting the Wisdom of the Ages

The difference here is between people who are dull and people who are shrieking, to drown out the voice of conscience.

Does the Constitution Mandate Universal Birthright Citizenship? Here’s the Answer
On War With Iran, It's Trump Versus the Founding Fathers

On War With Iran, It's Trump Versus the Founding Fathers

Modern presidents routinely claim monarchical powers, using the military without proper authority. 

Collusion: It’s Not Unprecedented in American Politics

Collusion: It’s Not Unprecedented in American Politics

Is this unprecedented? The first time America has dealt with collusion? Nope. History clearly shows we’ve been here before.

Monetary Stability and the Independence of the Federal Reserve Bank

Monetary Stability and the Independence of the Federal Reserve Bank

Central Banks need to be independent of politics to make the right decisions about monetary policy. But that's not always what happens.   

Remembering the Original Meaning of the American Dream

Remembering the Original Meaning of the American Dream

It was about social responsibility, not material acquisition, and losing sight of it has cost us dearly.

 

The War on History Comes for George Washington

The War on History Comes for George Washington

The perpetual war on history now has the father of our country in its sights.

What's Behind the Belief in a Soulmate?

What's Behind the Belief in a Soulmate?

It’s not surprising that even at a time when fewer Americans may be turning to God, they are still looking for their one true soulmate.

What Bernie Sanders Missed on His Soviet Honeymoon

What Bernie Sanders Missed on His Soviet Honeymoon

In 1988 Sanders was on what he called “a very strange honeymoon” with his bride Jane.

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Should Know About Her Garbage Disposal

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Should Know About Her Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal has made a contribution to an ancient problem, in a way that is a service to the human population in search of convenience and sanitary living conditions.

Why Schools Must Stop Relying on ‘Best Practices’ When Teaching Writing

Why Schools Must Stop Relying on ‘Best Practices’ When Teaching Writing

When it comes to writing, American kids just don’t cut it.

The Soviet and Nazi Inception: A Married Ideology

The Soviet and Nazi Inception: A Married Ideology

The manikin of socialism was identical for the Nazis and Soviets.

Struggling to Find That ‘Greatest Generation’ Sequel

Struggling to Find That ‘Greatest Generation’ Sequel

The Army brings back its 'pinks and greens' uniform, but it will take more than nostalgia to revive this era.

The Perils of an Open Mind

The Perils of an Open Mind

How often have you heard someone praised for having an open mind? Pretty often, I’d bet.

 The U.S. is a Democratic Constitutional Republic, and Yes, It Matters

The U.S. is a Democratic Constitutional Republic, and Yes, It Matters

Blurring of the terms "democracy" and "republic" fosters ignorance of the crucial reasons why the founders of the U.S. structured the government as they did.

Why It's Important to Have Heroes

Why It's Important to Have Heroes

In having heroes “we make the best features of an historical person’s life” our own.

What President Trump Has in Common With President Polk

What President Trump Has in Common With President Polk

If James K. Polk can be credited with adding a huge swath of territory to the American empire, might Donald Trump one day be credited with preserving that long ago victory by reversing the gradual makeover of the southwestern United States?

Old Kindergarten Requirements Suggest Today’s Classrooms Are Too Much, Too Soon

Old Kindergarten Requirements Suggest Today’s Classrooms Are Too Much, Too Soon

Once upon a time kids didn’t go to preschool. Or kindergarten. And when they did go to the latter, the expectations were much more kid-friendly and age appropriate.

Should the Boston Marathon Bomber Get to Vote?

Should the Boston Marathon Bomber Get to Vote?

During a CNN town hall on Monday, a student asked Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris whether they would allow felons in prison to vote.

A Good Friday Remembrance from the Heart of the Holocaust

A Good Friday Remembrance from the Heart of the Holocaust

An experience in the concentration camp caused one woman to abandon her indifference toward the suffering of Christ.

Notre Dame Burns. As Does Our Civilization?

Notre Dame Burns. As Does Our Civilization?

What a horrible way for the West to begin Holy Week.

Five Facts About Tax Day and Income Taxes

Five Facts About Tax Day and Income Taxes

Today is Tax Day, the day when individual income tax returns are due to the federal government.

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