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Patriotism, Not Nationalism

Mona Charen, National Review has sparked an important debate about nationalism. As someone who has been accused throughout her life of excessive love of country (can’t count the number of times I’ve been reproached for arguing that despite slavery, Jim Crow and the internment of Japanese-Americans, our country is eminently lovable), I feel a bit

Frederick Douglas, An Alternative Truth

Armstrong Williams, Who was Frederick Douglass? More importantly, why does Frederick Douglass matter to today’s America? The above questions are not merely rhetorical, as the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s Black History Month statement illustrate. “Frederick Douglass,” Trump said, “is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and

Trump returns Churchill bust to the Oval Office

Gabby Morrongiello, President Trump has returned a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, which had been removed by his predecessor in 2009. Reporters first noticed that the bust had been placed back in the room on Friday, just as Trump was signing a series of executive orders at the

Donald Trump to Use Lincoln Bible for Inauguration Oath of Office

President-elect Donald Trump will swear in as president on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln during his first inauguration as president. The Lincoln Bible is currently part of the Library of Congress collection and was used by Obama to swear in as president after the 2008 and 2012 elections. Only Obama and Lincoln have used

Handwritten letter from Abraham Lincoln for sale

Shortly after the presidential candidates name-dropped Abraham Lincoln in their Sunday night debate, historians have announced that a rare letter written by the man who would become our nation’s 16th president is for sale. The date on the letter: Nov. 3, 1859, less than 2 years before Lincoln was elected commander in chief. He wrote to

Noah: God Is Not a ┼ôPsychotic Mass Murderer┬Ł

Jerry Newcombe Comedian and leading skeptic Bill Maher called God a “psychotic mass murderer.” He said that in the upcoming Noah movie, God—not Russell Crowe (playing Noah)—had an anger problem. On his HBO program on Friday (3/14/14), Maher said about the Noah story, “It’s about a psychotic mass murderer who gets away with it, and