Politics and History

Very Strange World

Wyoming Republican Representative Liz Cheney is about to lose her post in the Republican caucus because she refuses to lie and abandon her conscience. Read the rest of this entry »

The Battle Over America’s Past

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell has gone to war against the Education Department in an attempt to remain Senate minority leader. Read the rest of this entry »

“We the People”

In his speech to Congress Wednesday evening, President Joe Biden gave the nation reason to believe that democracy will endure. Read the rest of this entry »

Learning From the Past

President Joe Biden knows from recent history that temporizing wastes valuable time and that a new administration must go bold early. Read the rest of this entry »

A Double Standard

Republicans are passing legislation restricting the right of assembly while defending the violent mob that stormed the nation’s Capitol. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s in a Label?

An analysis of the label “Anglo-Saxon” reveals why its use in a since-pulled political manifesto has caused a ruckus. Read the rest of this entry »

A Risky Bet

Most GOP lawmakers are gambling that raising red-meat issues with their constituents will deflect attention from Republican failure to legislate on behalf of their voters. ?? Read the rest of this entry »

Who Decides?

Republican attempts to restrict the vote reveal their distrust of democratic rule. Read the rest of this entry »

The Heirs of Neshoba

Republicans in 2021 are trying to do what southern Whites attempted in the 1960s: Prevent Blacks from voting. Read the rest of this entry »

A New Old Vision

President Joe Biden’s ambitious infrastructure plan harkens to the age of activist government under Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »