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I've studied the history of Confederate memorials. Here's what to do about them.

The debate over Confederate monuments has been framed by President Donald Trump — and some who share his views — as a fight between those who wish to preserve history and those who would “erase” it. But let us linger on what history we’ll be preserving as long as Confederate memorials stand.<p>The …

Rights & Freedoms

The real reason we have an Electoral College: to protect slave states

“In a direct election system, the South would have lost every time.”<p>Every four years, we elect a president in this country, and we do it in a strange way: via the Electoral College. The reasons for the Electoral College are unclear to most people. On the surface, it appears anti-democratic and …

Political Science

‘Flash mob’ of 150 teens attacks Temple University students, cops in Philly

It started with an Instagram post. It ended with four arrests, at least eight injuries and a major security ramp-up at Temple University.<p>On Friday evening, dozens of teenagers began to gather outside the Pearl Theater in North Philadelphia, brought together by what police said were calls on social …

Crime

Trump uses policy speech to attack media, promises to sue accusers

GETTSYBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump promised on Saturday to foil a proposed deal for AT&T to buy Time Warner if he wins the Nov. 8 election, arguing it was an example of a “power structure” rigged against both him and voters.<p>Trump, whose candidacy has …

Donald Trump

New Job Openings Hit Record High in July

U.S. job openings surged to a record high in July, but a lag in hiring suggested employers were struggling to find qualified workers to fill the …

The US Has Screwed Up in the Muslim World for 36 Years

Beginning with the Carter Doctrine, the US has aggressively injected itself into the Muslim world but with little to show for it besides a record of …

“Roots” Visualization Of Atlantic Slave Trade

The remake of “Roots” is playing this week, and the History Channel has a good supporting website that includes a visualization of the Transatlantic …

Aunt of North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un 'runs dry-cleaners in New York'

The aunt of North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un has been discovered running a dry-cleaning business in New York.<p>Ko Yong-suk, whose sister is Mr Kim’s mother, defected to the United States in 1998, using a $200,000 (£140,000) payment from the CIA to buy a house in the city.<p>Mrs Ko lives with her …

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 2: Setting the Tone from the First Day of Class

The first day of class, I enter the classroom and ask, <b>"What's the difference between being certain and being closed-minded?"</b> Long silence. Students give tentative answers. <b>"What's the difference between having firm principles and being closed-minded?"</b> Longer silence. More tentative answers. <b>"What's</b> …

The Best Resources For Using Primary Sources

I’m not sure that the resources on this list are really the “Best,” but they are the ones that I’ve shared in the past related to using primary …

Teaching