History (page 2)

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    1776 versus 1619

    Cole Carnick writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a new project designed to counteract the New York Times‘ effort to rewrite American history. A group of predominantly African-American academics, journalists, entrepreneurs, and community activists on Friday launched one of the most significant challenges yet to the New…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2020
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    Martin Center column examines American history instruction

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center focuses attention on the teaching of American history. It’s no secret that many of today’s students are ignorant of American history and of how American democracy works. According to a 2018 survey conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, only 1 in…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2020
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    “It’s time to bring back the big tables.”

    That’s the final line of a recent essay by David Brooks about the breakdown of American families. The line refers back to the nostalgic scenario that Brooks describes at the beginning of the essay: The scene is one many of us have somewhere in our family history: Dozens…
    Jon Guze, February 13, 2020
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    Fighting the misleading 1619 Project

    Krystina Skurk writes for the Federalist about a new project designed to counter the New York Times‘ skewed take on American history. Although criticism of The New York Times’ 1619 Project has not yet stymied the project’s success, giants in the conservative world are beginning to forge a…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2020
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    New book tells history of White House infighting

    Paul Mirengoff of the Power Line blog explores the latest book from Tevi Troy. It focuses on behind-the-scenes White House conflict. [E]very post-World War II administration has been plagued by infighting. That infighting is the subject of Tevi Troy’s superb new book, Fight House. The book is…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The John Locke Foundation welcomes a new CEO as it prepares for a fourth decade advancing liberty in North Carolina. Amy O. Cooke discusses her new role during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. John Hood offers 2020 election projections. New York University political scientist Bruce…
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2020
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    UVa boosts problematic 1619 Project

    John Hirschauer writes at National Review Online about the University of Virginia’s role in promoting a dubious history project from the New York Times. The University of Virginia is hosting a “talk” between UVA president James Ryan and the New York Times‘s Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2020
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    A poor defense against impeachment

    Editors at National Review Online urge Republicans to drop a flawed argument against presidential impeachment. Senate Republicans, by and large, have reached an unspoken consensus about President Trump and Ukraine. He should not have put a temporary freeze on congressionally authorized aid to Ukraine, should not have dabbled…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020