History (page 2)

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    NYT revives the ‘King Cotton’ thesis

    Recent “HeadLocke” guest Phillip Magness writes for National Review Online that a new high-profile project from the New York Times revives a discredited historical argument. “I say that cotton is king, and that he waves his scepter not only over these 33 states, but over the island…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2019
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    What North Carolina’s motto tells us about crafting state policies to help the poor

    Esse Quam Videri. To be rather than to seem. That's our motto. It means we prize being genuine, not fake; doing the job, not acting the part; striving for the truth, not being satisfied with looking like we have all the answers.
    Jon Sanders, August 21, 2019
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    John Calhoun and the American left

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist explores a major media outlet’s renewed focus on race. It’s impossible to understand The New York Times’ 1619 Project as anything but sweeping historical revisionism in the service of contemporary left-wing politics. The gist of the project, named for the year the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2019
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    Beto, the press, and America

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online takes exception to recent pronouncements from a second- or third-tier Democratic presidential candidate and a major news outlet. Beto O’Rourke has taken the measure of America and found it wanting. “This country, though we would like to think otherwise,” he intoned over…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2019
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    Antifa and collectivism

    Paul Krause of the American Thinker ponders Antifa‘s role on the political left. Antifa storms in and out of the news, despite that fact, the Left is unable to denounce this militant band of thugs. The Left cannot denounce Antifa because Antifa embodies the very ethos of war…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2019
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    Good back-to-school book options

    Joshua Lawson writes for the Federalist about reading options that can help returning students counteract political bias on high school and college campuses. Although it often begins as early as preschool, leftist indoctrination finally becomes very apparent by high school and happens right under our noses. For those…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    Lincoln was no Marxist

    Elad Vaida uses a Federalist column to take one of the nation’s most high-profile newspapers to task. The Washington Post has seen better days. The newspaper that once brought us Watergate published an article last week titled “You know who was into Karl Marx? No, not AOC. Abraham…
    Mitch Kokai, August 1, 2019
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    Will’s magnum opus emphasizes Locke

    George Will‘s career-capping volume, The Conservative Sensibility, cites 17th-century English philosopher John Locke on 35 different pages. In addition to crediting Locke (along with Thomas Hobbes) as the starting point of the “classical liberal tradition” in the English-speaking world, Will explains why defenders of freedom are wise…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2019