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Zachary Newkirk, a native of Gainesville, Florida, is a senior at Cornell University where he studies history and government. He has previously served as editor for the Cornell Progressive, and has written for OpenSecrets Blog, a project of the non-profit Center for Responsive Politics.
From Michele Bachmann on the founding fathers to Rick Perry on secession and more, right-wing pundits, politicians and pseudo-historians are nibbling away at objective historical truths to rewrite history for present-day purposes.