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  • MLK Day: Equal Rights Versus Equal Results

    MLK Day: Equal Rights Versus Equal Results0

    On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it becomes necessary to again remind us all of the distinction between equal rights, deserved by all, and equal results, deserve by none. Unfortunately, King also failed to make the distinction. In 1968, King said: At the very same time that America refused to give the Negro any

  • Biden’s Full Plate—Ukraine, Taiwan, Tehran

    Biden’s Full Plate—Ukraine, Taiwan, Tehran0

    One day after warning Russian President Vladimir Putin he would face “severe” economic sanctions, “like ones he’s never seen,” should Russia invade Ukraine, President Joe Biden assured Americans that sending U.S. combat troops to Ukraine is “not on the table.” America is not going to fight Russia over Ukraine. “The idea that the United States

  • The Supreme Court Row over

    The Supreme Court Row over0

    The state of Mississippi argued for its right to set its own abortion laws before the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday, in a case that has the potential to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide. At issue is the state’s appeal of a lower court’s decision to overturn its statute limiting

  • What Gibbon Got Wrong About the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    What Gibbon Got Wrong About the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire0

    In The Devil’s Dictionary, the writer Ambrose Bierce offered this definition of History: “An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.” Before you dismiss Bierce’s cynical perspective, remember that historians are mortals. Some are very good at what they do, others are quite

  • Climate Change or Bad Forest Management?

    Climate Change or Bad Forest Management?0

    Representatives from around the world are set to gather in the United Kingdom this weekend for the UN Climate Change Conference. Already projected as a disappointment because leaders from key greenhouse-gas-emitting countries such as Russia and China will not make an appearance, Reuters declares that “attendees need to reset their expectations.” Climate change activists also

  • Telling the Truth About Stalin

    Telling the Truth About Stalin0

    In discussions of World War II, much emphasis and critical attention has been conferred on German forces and actions. What is often overlooked, however, are the Soviet deeds during the same time period.   Author Sean McMeekin, a historical studies professor at Bard College, seeks to slay this sacred cow of the historical profession and