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    NY Times joins Democratic Party in dissing Mount Rushmore

    Josh Christenson writes for the Washington Free Beacon about the latest attack on one of America’s most well-loved monuments. Ahead of President Donald Trump’s Friday visit to Mount Rushmore the New York Times published an article criticizing the racist history of the memorial, its sculptor, and the “complicated…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    Princeton’s rejection of Wilson could have a domino effect

    Chrissy Clark explains for the Washington Free Beacon how Princeton University’s treatment of its former president and former U.S. President Wooodrow Wilson could have a broader impact. Princeton University’s decision to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from campus could have a domino effect on other institutions bearing the name…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    Teaching Pelosi some American history

    A New York Sun editorial aims to answer a critical question from the historically ignorant speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. As the House readied its vote to make a new state out of the District of Columbia, the Speaker went before the press to dilate on…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
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    A plea to protect the Emancipation Memorial

    Jack Butler explains at National Review Online why one particular D.C. statue deserves to be spared by the mob. In a quiet, tree-lined area about a mile from the U.S. Capitol building, a statue has stood since 1876. Unveiled eleven years after Abraham Lincoln’s death, it depicts the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Protesters exhibit ignorance of American history

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” highlights protesters’ apparent ignorance of American history. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    A Venezuelan’s warning about toppling statues

    Monica Showalter writes at the American Thinker about one foreign-born observer’s interesting reaction to the toppling of American statues. Think it can’t happen here? It can happen here. That’s the warning from a young woman from Venezuela, who has seen the statue-topplings before – and the street renamings,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    History versus ‘moral’ history

    Dan McLaughlin writes for National Review Online about problems associated with so-called “moral” history. Here is something Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said this week: “Latinos are black. . . . We have to have conversations around ‘colorism,’ and we have to have conversations around the African and indigenous roots…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    A warning about the history of ‘King Mob’

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist urges readers to take seriously the threat posed by unruly mobs on American streets. For millennia, King Mob has targeted societies’ icons with varied goals and to varied ends, and few things are more foreboding than his desecration of civic art. Just as…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020