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Southerners opposed Lee and the Confederacy

Over a century of whitewashing propaganda has made it easy for Americans to forget just what a monstrous, morally reprehensible movement the Confederacy was – but historians should know better. So it does not speak well of “living historian” Frank […]

Southerners opposed Lee and the Confederacy

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Over a century of whitewashing propaganda has made it easy for Americans to forget just what a monstrous, morally reprehensible movement the Confederacy was – but historians should know better. So it does not speak well of “living historian” Frank […]

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Some extremely bad arguments against gun control

I’m always fascinated by the sheer diversity of arguments against gun control that always roll out after one of our periodic mass shootings. Some of them are strong, and

Democrats should demand executive action

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton ignited a burst of acclaim among liberal supporters Thursday with a dramatic call for voter registration reform. “Every young man or young woman should be automatically

Vox’s attack on Sanders is an attack on women, too

A while back, Bernie Sanders asked about something that, to the modern reader, seems pretty obvious: Have you ever looked at the Stag, Man, Hero, Tough magazines on the shelf

Memorial Day gratitude for our oceans

I touched on this briefly in a tweet yesterday, but thinks it's worth expanding on. A point so simple and obvious that it’s easily forgotten: the most reliable predictor of

Libertarians, liberals duck easy fight in Baltimore

Ever since Ferguson, it’s become fashionable for public figures to demonstrate their Serious Concern about criminal justice by decrying America’s plague of mass incarceration. In their response to the

Senator Bernie Sanders to run for president

Bernie Sanders, America’s first and only socialist Senator, will launch his campaign for President on Thursday, running for the Democratic nomination, according to Vermont Public Radio. “Bernie Sanders is an

Libertarians accidentally argue for massive foreign aid against climate change

[G]rowing wealth necessitates higher carbon emissions in the short or medium term, but greater prosperity enables people to become both greener and more energy efficient in the long term.

McDonald’s wage hike: Speculation, and the science

McDonald’s has become the latest in a series of major corporations, like Wal-Mart and Ikea, to announce modest raises for wage employees. Though falling well short of typical calls

Tax Freedom Day®: Agitprop for dummies

It’s that time of year again: when a tiny cell of activists encamped in a nondescript DC office building start sending out press releases for their annual publicity stunt. Tax

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