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August 26, 2015
Give Trump This: The 14th Amendment Has Been Working Overtime
How healthy is it to found a democracy on this one slender reed?
August 12, 2015
Stop Turning the End of Slavery into Army Propaganda
Yes, the United States army, “wearing this blue uniform,” helped destroy slavery. Doesn’t it matter what else that army has done?
July 30, 2015
So Long, E.L. Doctorow, It’s Been Good to Know Yuh
You were a friend, a supporter of
, and one of America’s great novelists.
July 23, 2015
Farewell to Citizen Doctorow
The novelist’s many essays in
demonstrate his glittering style, eloquence, and firm moral vision.
July 21, 2015
How To Revive Progressive-Era Economics for the New Gilded Age
How do we fight concentrations of private corporate power? By studying how they did it last time.
K. Sabeel Rahman
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July 20, 2015
July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong Becomes the First Human Being to Walk on the Moon
“Much has been quite rightly said about the irony of spending billions getting to the moon while the mass of humanity at home lives in a stew of exploding population, poverty and pollution.”
July 19, 2015
July 19, 1898: Emile Zola Flees France After Being Convicted of Libel in the Dreyfus Affair
“The whole force of will and ferocity of temperament of the man imbedded itself upon the page.”
July 16, 2015
July 16, 1951: J.D. Salinger’s ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ Is Published
“Why has this unpretentious, mildly affecting chronicle of a few days in the life of a disturbed adolescent been read with enthusiasm?”
July 15, 2015
For the Tobacco Industry’s Backlash Against Lung Cancer Science, You’re Welcome
investigation was “circulated far and wide throughout the huckster fraternity.”
July 13, 2015
July 13, 1960: John F. Kennedy Secures the Democratic Presidential Nomination
How “a young man without an impressive political record, without a program, without broad rank-and-file support,” won the presidency.