U.S. History

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The Civil War: Both Sides Were Wrong

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog03/24/2018

Even if a section of the US were to today secede for some noble reason (i.e., not slavery), the outcome would still likely be invasion and war. 

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Gun Rights Don't Come from the Second Amendment

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog03/10/2018

Even without the Bill of Rights, the federal government has no legitimate authority to control what people read or what people own, including books and guns. 

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Jeff Sessions is Wrong: Nothing is "Settled"

Decentralization and SecessionStrategyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog03/08/2018

Can political arrangements be dissolved peacefully? Legally? At the ballot box? By any mechanism short of outright violence and civil war?

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The Rockefellers and Social Security

Big GovernmentSocialismU.S. History

Blog03/08/2018

The Rockefellers and their intellectual and technocratic entourage were, indeed, central to the New Deal.

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Police: We're the Experts — Don't You Dare Criticize Us

The Police StateU.S. History

Blog03/05/2018

Defenders of police incompetence are falling back on the claim that they are above criticism because they are the "experts."

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There Are Fewer School Shootings Now Than During the 1990s

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog03/01/2018

Schools aren't like they were when we were kids. Schools are safer. 

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Shadow Imperialism: American Filibusters in Latin America

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/01/2018

The US government was not involved in these early attempts by Americans to seize control of neighboring countries. But the imperialist impulse was the same. 

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Trump's Tariffs, Fannie's Funding: How High Can Rents Climb?

PovertyU.S. History

Blog02/27/2018
Renters can't keep paying higher and higher rents, as nearly half of all renter households pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing.
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Why Revisionist History Is Important

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/22/2018
In the general culture “revisionist historian” is a term of abuse. But that is what we do. Revising history is our job.
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