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New Report on Lynchings in Jim Crow South

Whether it be fraternity chants or police shooting black folks or voting registration issues it sure seems we are going backward socially in terms of racial issues. 25 more words

U.S. History

Wake Up to Your Myths, America!

James Keye

I created this list of “American Myths” 25 years ago thinking that some significant part of the people would begin to understand them over time. 1,665 more words

US Politics

Senator Cotton, Hitler, and “Appeasement”

When the now-notorious freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) gave his maiden floor speech, he shared this quote: “The world is growing ever more dangerous, and our defense spending is wholly inadequate to confront the danger. 210 more words

Author David Pietrusza Discusses "1920: The Year of the Six Presidents"

By SUSANNE MARIE POULETTE

On March 18, 2015, I attended a gathering of readers, writers, and history buffs for a two-part presentation by local best-selling author and historian David Pietrusza, held at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library.   653 more words

Writing

On Whether Women Should Be Featured on Banknotes

Recently I saw a post on Facebook about a campaign named Women On 20s that urges to remove Andrew Jackson from the twenty-dollar bill and instead feature a female on the paper currency in hopes to promote gender equality. 928 more words