Maybe Every Month Should Be Black History Month

A series of incidents from the past week demonstrates why Black History Month is needed more than ever.

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A Return to Normalcy: Revisiting the Election of 1920

When considered against the electoral circumstances that exchanged Wilson, a Democrat, for Harding, a Republican, some of the tumults of 2020 appear to be a centennial reiteration, or inversion, of the calamities and longings of the 1920 campaign.

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Myths About Slavery In The United States

Many whites seem to be feel persecuted by the fact that slavery is a part of the history of this country. This is a fact that history cannot erase. Slavery’s consequences are still very much present in our contemporary society. Rather than choosing to ignore this history, our country will be best served by understanding it.

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The Study of History is the Search for Truths

“The aim of history class isn’t to get students to love or loathe their country. It’s to prepare them to live in it.”

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History’s Verdict on The Trump Era Will Not Be Kind

Historians will likely debate whether Donald Trump is the worst president in American history or simply one of the worst. Either way, the historical record will reflect poorly on the Trump Era. Future generations will struggle to understand how and why we lost our way.

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In Praise of Moderation: Erasmus of Rotterdam

Erasmus of Rotterdam was a moderate voice in an age of extremism. Nearly five centuries after his death, he still has much to teach us.

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Happy Electoral College Day! The 2020 Edition

According to the United States Constitution, the Electoral College has the official responsibility of choosing the President of the United States. In 2020, the Electoral College has voted to elect Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States.

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The Changing Republican Party

This collapse of a major political party as a moral governing force is unlike anything we have seen in modern American politics.

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Donald Trump, Emoluments, and The United States Constitution

While in office, Donald Trump has received—by virtue of his continued interest in the Trump Organization and his stake in hundreds of other entities—a steady stream of monetary and other benefits from foreign powers and their agents.

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American Christianity’s White Supremacy Problem

Robert P. Jones, the head of the Public Religion Research Institute, lays out a startling case that “the more racist attitudes a person holds, the more likely he or she is to identify as a white Christian.”

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“Which Past Is Prologue?” By Margaret MacMillan

These troubled times are not all Trump’s fault, but he has made things worse. The damage is difficult to measure, the United States has lost much of its moral authority.

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